Category Archives: Metaphysics

The Worst Philosophical Sin

Philosophy has no shortage of controversy, but there is perhaps one issue throughout philosophy that has raised more ire than any other. It is the simple metaphysical notion called pantheism–God and the Universe are One. The idea that God and … Continue reading

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Spinoza’s Proposition 1.5

Many students have trouble understanding Spinoza’s Proposition 1.5 and exactly what it is he is trying to prove. Here is what Spinoza said: In Nature there cannot be two or more substances having the same nature or attribute. If there … Continue reading

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The Arrogance of Theism and Atheism

A popular argument among philosophers and pseudo-philosophers is the existence or nonexistence of God. Even though many philosophers have long pointed out the futility of having the debate, in certain circles it rages on. A circle is the proper analogy … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding Descrates

Rene Descartes is one of the few philosophers students have heard about before they take a philosophy course. Descartes is known for “I think, therefore I am”—the famous “Cogito” that almost everyone knows. But knowing the quote doesn’t mean you … Continue reading

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