Monthly Archives: November 2019

Summary of the Sophists

Salvator Rosa - Démocrite et Protagoras.jpgDemocritus (center) and Protagoras (right). 17th-century painting by Salvator Rosa.

© Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission)

(A recent post summarized the views of Protagoras, who is generally regarded as the first and most important Sophist. Here is a brief summary of some the other Sophists.) Continue reading Summary of the Sophists

Christianity Is a Delusion

Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and on American television and London radio, defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have received international attention. Continue reading Christianity Is a Delusion

Another Way To Help


Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, Paul Gauguin

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Sharing to Reddit’s philosophy sub-reddit is a particularly good way to drive traffic to the site but unfortunately they don’t allow me to share links to my own site. And you can link any post, including old ones.Thanks to all my readers in advance if you can help. Continue reading Another Way To Help

So Much To Learn; So Little Time

Euler diagram representing a definition of knowledge**

Bertrand Russell poignantly captures how philosophy aids our humility regarding knowledge while undermining our intellectual certainty,

Philosophy … while diminishing our feeling of certainty as to what things are … greatly increases our knowledge as to what they may be; it removes the somewhat arrogant dogmatism of those who have never travelled into the region of liberating doubt … Continue reading So Much To Learn; So Little Time