Monthly Archives: September 2014

Reason alone is incapable of rationally justifying its own existence

fractals in nature

People are committed to basic beliefs (called presuppositions) which they have not necessarily proven, and yet they interpret all of reality in terms of those presuppositions. They cannot function in this world without first assuming these basic beliefs. Continue reading

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How do we go about determining truth and knowledge? Classical problems with no earthly answers.

Colosseum

Historically, there have been three areas of philosophy that philosophers have debated over, and these areas can be illustrated with three questions: what is the nature of reality (metaphysics); how do we know what we know (epistemology); and what is the proper way to live (ethics). Continue reading

A Conversation With an Unbeliever

destroy foundations

The following conversation is inspired by true events — mostly conversations with unbelievers on Facebook. It’s not representative of any single person, but it’s a combination of many different conversations distilled into one that’s representative of the general content of the unbeliever’s arguments and reasoning process.  Continue reading