The Unfundamental Conversion

We live in a modern age, and modernists are quick to refer their opponents in debates to “the EVIDENCE.” “The evidence suggests,” you will hear people say. Frequently. When discussing whether or not God exists, atheists will say, “But there is no evidence that anything supernatural exists,” and then their opponents will turn around and …
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Why Sound Reasoning Matters

September 26th, 2014 | Posted by Lana Hope in Philosophy - (7 Comments)

People in western cultures value correct thinking. We value induction and deduction. We value clarity of arguments, equations, and symbolic logic. We value justified beliefs and arguments that have cognitive meaning and assertive content. I do too. See, I am a philosophy student, and in order to write a paper, I must lay out my …
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Content note: Homophobia, hatred, denial, and emotionally abusive language. I return to review Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. This time, we turn to chapter 7, entitled “Forming the Humanist Ethic.” This chapter focuses primarily on Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) with some discussion of John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), and Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). I have begun to notice a …
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aposate the book

In today’s review, I will discuss chapter 6 of Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. In this chapter, Kevin Swanson intensely unravels his special dislike for Rousseau, more so than any of the other “apostates” discussed in the previous chapters.  In part, I understand. Rousseau was not a man of integrity and honor. As Swanson discusses, Rousseau …
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Missions, Premodernism, and History

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by Lana Hope in History | Missions - (4 Comments)

Modernism still remains so embedded in my brain, but every now and then, I have a rupture where I see through it. This happened the other day when I was reading Gadamer. Last year I took a graduate course on the function of history in modernity. History is not neutral. We structure the past in …
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