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Schopenhauer’s Extreme Self-Help for Pessimists - German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was such an extreme pessimist
that he thought we live in the worst of all possible worlds and
happiness is an illusion. This is what makes it surprising that he wrote
a best-selling book containing a self-help section. And yet he did.
Introduction to Philosophy - Whether or not you have studied philosophy before, you probably have some ideas about what philosophy is. You've certainly heard people talk about their "philosophy of life," or heard them say "My philosophy is such and such." You are no doubt aware that philosophy is a liberal arts discipline and it has a long history, just as... more
Republican Debate - Anybody watching the debate tonight, I think Ron Paul has a chance. If he doesn't win, Romney is a pretty good choice. more
talker, talk talk - I am a talker, I think more people should learn how to talk instead of texting or tweeting, this is just my opinion. more
Series on Faith and Reason - In this series, I attempt to define and then examine some key themes
in the modern debate over religious belief in light of what has been
called “The New Atheism.” I believe there is an inherent tension set up
in the way that some religious systems seek to bring faith and reason
together. While the contemporary culture war... more
Interview with C. Stephen Evans. - I’ve been studying existentialist philosophy to try to better
understand contemporary religion in the West. Works by philosopher C.
Stephen Evans have been an immense help in developing my series
on faith and reason. Dr. Evans work on Kierkegaard is among the best
currently in print and his analysis of... more