The writing of this story needs work, but the futuristic insights make it worthwhile reading. Taking a Stand: a New SciFi Story by Nathaniel Bates
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Original Intent: a Science Fiction Parody
Nathaniel Bates has a new article in philosophy, Dawkins and Down Syndrome.
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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 edge of more »
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 the essay’s more »
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 be you more »
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 has nothing more »
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