For everything at the nexus of philosophical analysis and religion: classical theism and beyond; analytic theology, metaphysics and cosmological/ontological problems; current issues in the problem of evil.
This book is a compendium of book reviews reflecting my “Creed of Life.” The fact is that my Creed of Life has been fashioned through these authors, as well as others not mentioned here, whose works were personally important to me and significant to my intellectual development. This list is continually being lengthened as authors, living or dea…[Read more]
In this book I contemplate the possibility of posthuman philosophy within the religious and theological schools of thought. In doing this, I do not focus on the traditional philosophical humanism which characterizes the scholastic and neo-scholastic approach within Western philosophy. Rather, I focus on a dehellenized philosophical way of thinking…[Read more]
Es una desdicha vivir en el único país del mundo en el que el Virus ataca al paseante solitario en mitad de sus ensoñaciones campestres… Cuando el espacio público está ocupado por necios y regentado por pillos, el sarcasmo y la sátira son la respuesta más adecuada. Todo para enfatizar una cuestión muy simple que se ha perdido de vista: EL DERE…[Read more]
Spanish abstract: Un comentario sobre la gestión de la opinión pública durante las protestas del 15-M en 2011. La choza los “Indignados” en la Puerta del Sol se promueve en los medios como el ombligo simbólico del país. Enfatizamos la importancia simbólica de los centros en el condicionamiento de la opinión pública. Aquí tenemos, pues, un monument…[Read more]
Spanish abstract: Artículo sobre algunas implicaciones ideológicas de la película ‘Never Let Me Go’ (Mark Romanek, 2010), basada en la novela de Kazuo Ishiguro. Ofrece un retrato de la sociedad como un sistema educativo manipulador, que mantiene a los niños ignorantes de las cosas más importantes que se pueden saber sobre el poder y la expl…[Read more]
José Angel GARCÍA LANDA deposited ‘El interrogatorio’ (‘Przesluchanie’): La corrupción del sistema corrompe al individuo por dentro in the group Philosophy of Religion on Humanities Commons 2 months ago
Spanish abstract: Una reflexión sobre la representación de la resistencia, la resiliencia, y las tácticas totalitarias para domeñar a los disidentes, tal y como se representan en la película polaca ‘El interrogatorio’ (‘Przesluchanie’, dir. Ryszard Bugajski, 1989). La construcción inconsistente de la personalidad de la heroína testifica las dificu…[Read more]
Was Swift correct that “reasoning will never make a man correct an ill opinion, which by reasoning he never acquired” (Letter to a Young Gentleman)? If so, what recourse is there to change attitudes especially among those who continue to fervently believe unjustified claims and act upon them in a way that affects other people? I will answer the…[Read more]
According to Manuel Davenport, “The best humorists–Mark Twain, Will Rogers, Bob Hope, and Mort Sahl–share [a] mixture of detachment and desire, eagerness to believe, and irreverence concerning the possibility of certainty. And when they become serious about their convictions–as Twain did about colonialism…they cease to be humorous”. I agree…[Read more]
The discovery of mirror neurons in both primates and humans has led to an enormous amount of research and speculation as to how conscious beings are able to interact so effortlessly among one another. Mirror neurons might provide an embodied basis for passive synthesis and the eventual process of further communalization through empathy, as…[Read more]
The majority of philosophers of religion, at least since Plantinga’s reply to Mackie’s logical problem of evil, agree that it is logically possible for an omnibenevolent, omniscient, and omnipotent God to exist who permits some of the evils we see in the actual world. This is conceivable essentially because of the possible world known as heaven.…[Read more]
Masahiro Morioka deposited Manga Introduction to Philosophy: An Exploration of Time, Existence, the Self, and the Meaning of Life in the group Philosophy of Religion on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
This is perhaps the world’s first book in which a philosopher himself illustrates his own philosophical investigation into hard problems on time, being, solipsism, and life, in the form of “Manga.” This book was originally published in Japanese in 2013 and translated into English by Robert Chapeskie in 2021.
Spanish abstract: Argumentamos contra la normativa española sobre el uso obligatorio y ubicuo de mascarillas en todos los espacios públicos, incluyendo el aire libre. Denunciamos estas normas y leyes como despóticas, arbitrarias y carentes de base científica, y mostramos cómo su razón de ser se halla tanto en la agenda globalista de los princ…[Read more]
This article asks whether human history has any bearing on understanding and interpreting the Covid-19 pandemic. It seeks to examine the historical and present circumstance to identify possible causes, dangers, responses and solutions. It more importantly seeks to respond to the question, is there a possible conjuncture with an ontological…[Read more]
Muhammad Akram deposited Meaning and Significance of Fasting in Comparative Perspective: A Study With Special Reference to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the group Philosophy of Religion on Humanities Commons 6 months, 4 weeks ago
Though the ritual of fasting is common to most of the known religious traditions, its practice and symbolic value may vary considerably. This paper aims at a comparative study into the meaning and significance of this ritual with special reference to the three Semitic religions namely Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Some interesting similarities…[Read more]
Muhammad Akram deposited حضرت حاجی امداد اللہ مہاجرمکیؒ اورمسلکی ہم آہنگی: ‘فیصلہ ہفت مسئلہ’ کے خصوصی حوالے سے ایک مطالعہ /Haji Imdad Allah Muhajir Makki and Intra- Islam Harmony: An Analytical Study with Special Reference to the Treatise Faisalah-i Haft Mas’alah (A Resolution of the Seven Controversies in the group Philosophy of Religion on Humanities Commons 7 months ago
This paper deals with the Sufi shaykh Haji Imdad Allah Muhajir Makki’s (1817-1899) efforts for conciliation of different strands of Muslim religious thought in the late nineteenth century with particular reference to his main work on this theme-a short treatise titled Faisalah-i Haft Mas’alah (literally: A Resolution of the Seven Controversies).…[Read more]
This essay was conceived as an ‘op-ed’ submission in response to the disturbing events in Washington D.C. this January. It is a practical application of the model of experience that was outlined in the paper ‘On Being Dimensional’. It offers a different perspective on the arguments that characterize a liberal and a conservative.
I take as a “jumping off place” for this reflection the Conclusion that Werner Brock, (DPhil) made to his lectures published as An Introduction to Contemporary German Philosophy (1935, Cambridge University Press). Following the observation of J. H. Muirhead in the Foreword, that “readers will draw their own conclusions from his presentation of hi…[Read more]
This paper follows Francois Laruelle’s non-philosophy and his non-religion and non-theology to suggest a non-philosophical approach to the sociology of religious pluralism. The entanglements of experiences of the religious end-user are analyzed vis-a-vis Laruelle’s thought and a dogma-free inclusive approach to religion is envisaged.
Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity begins at the inception of the Catholic Church and deals with the election of the present Pope, and thus is contemporary yet rooted in history. Histories of religious traditions need not be unwieldy. They could be pointers to all the important references to literature on the subject. This book is a…[Read more]
e popular idea, especially among the young, is that religion and spirituality are things of the old age. We generally think that spirituality is a post-retirement plan; something which has to be enjoyed with the gratuity, provident fund, and pension that you get after retirement. This is not true. Spirituality is something we need when we are…[Read more]
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