Category Archives: Philosophy

The “Unreasonable Effectiveness of Reason” and the Collapse of Classical Foundationalism

“Foundationalism has been the reigning theory of theories in the West since the high Middle Ages. It can be traced back as far as Aristotle… Aquinas offers one classic version of foundationalism. There is, he said, a body of propositions … Continue reading

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The Laws of Thought: A Short Historiography of a Paradigm in Transition

From James Danaher, “The Laws of Thought,” The Philosopher, Volume LXXXXII No. 1. Western philosophy to a very large extent has been founded upon laws of thought. We believe that our thinking should strive to eliminate ideas that are vague, … Continue reading

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Freud’s Critique of Religion

The thesis of God as a “father-wish” originated with the publication of Sigmund Freud’s main critique of religion, The Future of an Illusion (1927). This thesis has been widely discussed and analyzed; only some highlights will be reproduced here. 1. … Continue reading

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G. W. F. Hegel’s Paradigmatic Revolution: Outline and Critique

“Hegel’s Philosophy of History is important as a source of much evil, but (I think) of no good… The Absolute Idea is pure thought thinking about pure thought. That is all that God does throughout the ages –truly a professor’s … Continue reading

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Fibonacci, Fractals, and Inorganic Teleology

Among the most philosophically challenging scientific data of the last half century are those relating to the physical constants  of the universe (listed below) which allow it to be a cosmos instead of utterly disordered chaos. These constants were “finely … Continue reading

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