The Philosophical Development to Naturalism

IV. The Development to Naturalism Today, over a century since the death of Immanuel Kant, both religion and philosophy still reel crazily under the impact of his thought. What is at root the same disease afflicts both of them. It manifests itself in religion as the perversion of dogma, and goes by the name modernism. … Continue reading The Philosophical Development to Naturalism

Life on Earth is Spiritual Warfare

After the serpent deceived our first parents Adam and Eve, God revealed his plan to thwart the great enemy of those made in his image and likeness, “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her … Continue reading Life on Earth is Spiritual Warfare

A Critique of Misesian Economic Methodology: Part III – The Heart of the Matter

The Anti-Realist Foundation and the Conflict of Realism In the previous section we examined the influence that Kantian philosophy had on Wittgenstein’s work in his Tractatus. The conclusions made in the Tractatus provided the positivists a basis for advancing their ideas. These ideas were a form of radical empiricism, the natural sciences were the only … Continue reading A Critique of Misesian Economic Methodology: Part III – The Heart of the Matter

A Critique of Misesian Economic Methodology: Part II – Historical Considerations

Anti-Realism and Misesian Praxeology: Historical Considerations I have concluded the previous section by highlighting the fact that there is a conflict at the heart of the Misesian praxeological system. This conflict is between metaphysical realism and anti-realism. In order to understand why this conflict has arisen, I am going to examine the historical roots of … Continue reading A Critique of Misesian Economic Methodology: Part II – Historical Considerations

A Critique of Misesian Economic Methodology: Part I – Introduction

Introduction The Austrian School of Economics (ASE) is growing more influential among those interested in economics and political philosophy.[1] It offers an alternative philosophical and methodological way of thinking about economics and economic problems.[2] The distinctive features of the ASE methodology are radical subjectivism, methodological dualism, and deductive apriorism. These distinctives are associated with Ludwig … Continue reading A Critique of Misesian Economic Methodology: Part I – Introduction

The Cartesian Blunder

“The French philosopher Descartes, in an effort to make proof doubly sure, demanded that we prove the existence of things outside the mind. We might be dreaming, he said, when we think we know the world of physical things, and there is no sure way of knowing the difference between the waking state and the … Continue reading The Cartesian Blunder

Another Firebrand Failure – A Manual For Creating Atheists

I recently sat down to read Peter Boghossian’s book, A Manual For Creating Atheists. After a few pages of interaction I was immediately reminded of David Silverman’s firebrand manifesto titled Fighting God. In similar fashion, A Manual For Creating Atheists was a difficult read. The difficulty wasn’t because it struck at the heart of my faith, or … Continue reading Another Firebrand Failure – A Manual For Creating Atheists

New Atheists & a Weltanschauung of Illusion

When engaging the vast literature put out by the New Atheist movement a distinctive worldview emerges. Atheists ranging from Michael Ruse, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Lawrence Krauss, Sean Carroll, Dan Barker, Sam Harris, Alex Rosenberg, Peter Boghossian, and the late Christopher Hitchens have put forward a definitive view of reality that can be straightforwardly recognized … Continue reading New Atheists & a Weltanschauung of Illusion