Category Archives: Bad Philosophy

Partisan Point Scoring Instead of Listening

I once presented a paper at an informal colloquium to a mix of faculty and students. I offered a complex argument using multiple philosophers to critique another’s position. At the end of my presentation, a PhD student eagerly asked “you … Continue reading

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Atheists at Work

Atheism, Conversion, and Class is an interesting article, but look at the angry user comments. The atheists are once again falling over each other trying to make the most snide and condescending comment about people different from them. Amazing how … Continue reading

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What Atheists do NOT Know About the Study of Religion

A solid article by a philosopher on hypocritical atheists who make comments on matters on which they are ignorant. What Atheists do NOT Know About the Study of Religion

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Does anyone do any original philosophy anymore?

I am often invited to attend various lectures and presentations on philosophy—e-mail is a wonderful medium for spreading such news. Today I was invited to a talk entitled: “”An Inconsistency in B**** and H****’s Account of the Status of W****’s … Continue reading

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Defending Nietzsche Contra Žižek

Slavoj Žižek claimed: “Is it not too simple to relieve Nietzsche of responsibility by claiming that the Nazis distorted his thought? Of course they did, but so did Stalinism distort Marx, so was every theory changed (betrayed) in its practico-political … Continue reading

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