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Sanctity as Theology's Prelude: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

Among Christians who have reflected on the relationship between sanctity (sc. holiness, “living Christianly”) and the intellectual discipline called “theology,” many have argued that the former is a necessary condition for the latter, that a theologian must (at least aspirationally) be holy. 337 more words

Epistemology

Hume's Lockean misstep

A key step in Hume’s argument against the rationality of induction is the following: “It is agreed on all hands that there is no known connection between the sensible qualities and the secret powers,” “on which the influence of these objects entirely depends” ( 416 more words

Epistemology

Humean Newman

In one of his Grammar of Assent‘s more famous lines, Newman remarks: “As to Logic, its chain of conclusions hangs loose at both ends; both the point from which the proof should start, and the points at which it should arrive, are beyond its reach; it comes short both of first principles and of concrete issues” (284). 677 more words

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The Perfection Paradox

In the year 2015, society seems to believe we’re at the top of the game and that there’s not much more climbing from here. Articles have sprung up around the internet and in magazines discussing the “end of science” and the “conclusion of discovery”, meaning that everyone seems to think human knowledge can hit a limit. 321 more words

Philosophy

Link - MEF - Summer - " . . . that death is not death . . . ."

Suicide terrorism has become so commonplace that it is easy to overlook how relatively new and suddenly popular the phenomenon is. Between the end of World War II and the Iranian revolution, there were no suicide attacks in the world. 106 more words

Conflict - Culture - Language - Psychology

FTAC - "Trusted Others" - Online

“Trusted others” has been an issue here, and I haven’t found a way to handle it except by being circumspect, diplomatic, and in line with the run of the western opposition. 146 more words

Conflict - Culture - Language - Psychology