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I have to say Harris seems to be extraordinarily bad at philosophy. I haven't read the Moral Landscape but have listened to him talk about it. He uses the idea of a 'worst possible situation for everyone' as a supposed self evident foundation to navigate our moral thinking away from. But in doing so he presupposes a value system to call that situation the ...


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Modern discussions of Kantian transcendental arguments were framed by Stroud's strong critique of them in his 1968 paper. Good sources on the nature of these arguments, Kantian and modern, and subsequent discussions of them are Hintikka, Transcendental Arguments: Genuine and Spurious (1972) and Pihlström, Peircian Scholastic Realism and Transcendental ...


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If something is logically necessary, then it should be logically incoherent to question it. And theoretical physicists postulate all sorts of alternatives as to how our universe works, and effectively postulate what turn out to be alternate universes when (most of) their speculations end up not matching this one. This, in general, is how all science works -...


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Beware of any claimant that can not do the following: Bob says "There is at least one dog on planet earth." Larry says "Prove it." Bob shows him a dog and says "HA! HA! I win!" Contrast this with the following claim. Bob says "There is at least one man over 100 feet tall on planet earth." Larry politely says "Prove it." Bob says "Theories can never ...


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I stumbled upon this question searching for a theory by another philosopher-theologist whose name I can't recall. If I recall correctly, one of the earlier proponents for (near) infinite multiverse was a theologist. The idea builds upon the assumption that God gives us free will, but our lives are also predetermined by God. So what happens is that every ...


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God is Goodness, evil is lack thereof. God cannot be without God.


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Classical theism doesn't negate theistic personalism in an allegorical, simile sense, it only negate it a literal. It indicates that the reality of God is beyond, transcends that. God Loves us is true, and it's true in as meaningful of way as this possibly expresses, but it's not true in a literal sense. To Love fills some inadequacy in us, some need and ...


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