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Gödel Loop: A new short story by Nathaniel Bates

x Bookmark Time loops were predicted by mathematician and close friend of Einstein Kurt Gödel.  The past and future loop in to one.  A former radical turned police detective discovers that the road to solving a murder may be found in a Gödel loop that leads him to the past, future, and to the very more »

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On the Necessity of Liberty: Part 1

x Bookmark On the Necessity of Liberty A Defense of Compatibilism By Jason Zarri   What follows is an edited version of an essay I wrote back in 2002. I am now much less sure of the truth of determinism, realize that these issues are much more complex than I understood back then, and regret more »

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An Ode to Hume’s Skepticism

x Bookmark An Ode to Hume’s Skepticism By  Jason Zarri The legacy of David Hume, like the appearance of the Moon,  is sometimes waxing, sometimes waning,  but hopefully never, forever fading. The Treatise fell dead-born from the press, The Enquiries had more success, and the Dialogues should still impress all those who in clerical garb do dress. But be you “friend” or more »

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The Rational Man: A Poem

x Bookmark THE RATIONAL MAN  By Jason Zarri A rational man took a stroll one day, and chopped some logic along the way. Quoth he: “What should a logician say? Does the law of bivalence hold fast come what may? How could my mind know it, assuming it’s true, when with such abstract facts it more »

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New Article by Stephen Lee Naish; “Shut up Capitalism! Beyond the Superhero”

x Bookmark See here: Shut up Capitalism! Beyond the Superhero.  

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Classical Theism and John Leslie’s Pantheism

x Bookmark Scott Ryan has a new article on philosophy and religion, Classical Theism and John Leslie’s Pantheism.      

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The Phantom of the Qualia

x Bookmark The Phantom of the Qualia   Lyrics for a Musical Philosophical Parody   By Jason Zarri (The following is “mashup” parody of [and tribute to!] “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Music of the Night” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical The Phantom of the Opera and the debate over the ontological status of qualia in more »

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New Article by Stephen Lee Naish: Shut up Capitalism! Beyond the Superhero

x Bookmark See here: Shut up Capitalism! Beyond the Superhero.  

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Link: Steven Pinker, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason

x Bookmark http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_pinker_and_rebecca_newberger_goldstein_the_long_reach_of_reason

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A Geeky Idea for A “Pluralistic Realism” Essay Contest: Zen-ish Reasons to be A Lot Nicer to Each Other

x Bookmark     By   Jasonus Zarrinus     A Geeky Latin-ate Comededic Philosophy / Paradox Student and Philosopher Dude    (or, in your essay,  “By [insert your own name-ish thing and sub title]”) Ok, have I gotten your attention? The idea here is simple but also complex: Write your own essay inspired by this very more »

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