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New! The ancient Islamic Thinkers page. Explore the ideas that continue to influence western thought. Extra -- Islamic Resources on the web. Added new Reasearch resources page to Other Sites area. Over 20 searchable indexes, research jumping off points, dictionaries and encyclopedias listed.
What is God? In an attempt to resolve any disagreement surrounding the meaning of the word "God", TPM has assembled a crack team of "metaphysical engineers" who have devised a new computer-modelling virtual environment in which to test the plausibility of different conceptions of God. Here's how it works. You are invited to select from the list below the attributes which you believe God must have (or the attributes that a being deserving of the name God must have). Metaphysical engineers will then model this conception of God to check out its plausibility.
The Stone’s weekly briefing of notable philosophy-related issues and ideas from around the Web. A few weeks ago we linked to an article connecting Sartre’s insights about “authenticity” with recent work in cognitive science. This week, in an essay at The Chronicle of Higher Ed, David P. Barash pursues a similar thread connecting existentialism and evolutionary biology, one he thinks shows that “science has not completely destroyed our understanding of free will.” Against some assumed points of conflict — existentialists see humans as lacking some larger “purpose,” yet “condemned” to create our “selves” against the backdrop of an “absurd” cosmos; Darwinians see us as serving the brute “purpose” of “projecting” our genes to our offspring, and no more than that — Barash points out that both evolutionists and “existentialists” from Pascal to Heidegger all see the universe in its sheer indifferent vastness as in some sense “absurd” from the human perspective.
Yoga, Meditation, and Buddhism
Skepticism and Critical Thinking