Tag Archives: Philosophy

Lamar W. Hankins :
How Christians misunderstand atheists

I have never met an atheist who did not accept the scientific method, which explains why the god hypothesis fails for these people. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 14, 2016 Journalist and author Christopher Hitchens … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
How Christians misunderstand atheists

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Bill Meacham :
IDEAS | The anti-realist vegetarian

Once you realize the socially constructed nature of morality, you get to choose whether or not to buy into it. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | August 25, 2015 I venture to guess that most people are moral … finish reading Bill Meacham :
IDEAS | The anti-realist vegetarian

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James McEnteer :
Just passing through

Three human beings, who have given my own life color and joy, are gone now, fallen like leaves from deciduous branches. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | November 1, 2014 My brother died last year. He was a … finish reading James McEnteer :
Just passing through

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Bill Meacham :
IDEAS | Mental parasites

Just as a parasitical lancet fluke can direct an ant to climb up a blade of grass, we are unknowingly manipulated by cultural memes. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | October 21, 2014 What if your brain were … finish reading Bill Meacham :
IDEAS | Mental parasites

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Chellis Glendinning :
A radical imagination: Dilemmas and desire while reading Pedro Susz

Pedro Susz is like a diamond; he has many facets… ‘Para una filosofía de la insubordinación’ reveals the rare mind that integrates erudition with vision. By Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 Pedro Susz is like … finish reading Chellis Glendinning :
A radical imagination: Dilemmas and desire while reading Pedro Susz

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Shepherd Bliss :
Dancing with death at Death Cafés

Death can be a teacher, if one moves beyond denial into acceptance… A death awareness movement seems to be growing and taking various forms. By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 “I have an appointment with … finish reading Shepherd Bliss :
Dancing with death at Death Cafés

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Bill Meacham :
Learning from Zarathustra

Zarathustra is appropriately called the First Prophet. He spoke of themes later to be found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: a single universal God, the battle between good and evil, the devil, heaven and hell, and an eventual end to … finish reading Bill Meacham :
Learning from Zarathustra

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Crary’s ’24/7′: Wake Up Little Susie!

Wake up little Susie:We’re in trouble deep Crary’s book provides a historical survey of capitalism’s growing encroachment on individual human life. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2013 [24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Crary’s ’24/7′: Wake Up Little Susie!

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Philosophy Scholar Bill Meacham on ‘How to Be an Excellent Human’

Bill Meacham, right, with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer in the studios of KOOP Radio in Austin, Texas, Friday, May 31, 2013. Photo by Tracey Schulz / Rag Radio. Rag Radio podcast: Philosophy scholar Bill Meacham,author of ‘How to Be an … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Philosophy Scholar Bill Meacham on ‘How to Be an Excellent Human’

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Imagine There’s No Morality

Art from Duck Soup. Imagine there’s no morality The philosophical question becomes an empirical one: what enables us to flourish? By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | May 30, 2013 Bill Meacham will discuss issues raised in his new … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Imagine There’s No Morality

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Free Will or Free Won’t?

Image from InspireD2.Free Will or Free Won’t? Human beings act on their desires and beliefs, and the way we predict what people will do is not by examining their brain waves but by understanding what they want and what they … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Free Will or Free Won’t?

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Speaking of Consciousness

Image from TZA’s photostream / Flickr.Speaking of consciousness The cardinal sin of philosophy, committed all too often, is to use terms that are ambiguous. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | January 15, 2013 The philosophy club is currently … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Speaking of Consciousness

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