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Philosophy & Religion

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  • 16
    Apr

    2019

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    Is there a moral test for legal validity?

    Must law pass a moral test in order to be valid? Most legal theorists today answer this question in the negative. The dominant tradition in contemporary legal philosophy, known as legal positivism, maintains...

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    Apr

    2019

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    Is natural law timeless?

    Natural law theories maintain that there are certain goods and principles that are uniquely conducive to human flourishing. Historically, the content of natural law has often been depicted as timeless...

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  • 16
    Apr

    2019

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    An Introduction to the Desert Fathers

    The Desert Fathers were the earliest Christian monks. They are the foundation stone of a movement that so developed over the centuries that it eventually wholly took over the Western Church and almost...

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  • 29
    Mar

    2019

    Mathematics rivals theology when it comes to ontological difficulties; consequently there are today three very different philosophical positions that can be taken. John Heard investigates these positions and asserts that not everything that happened in the past has a place in history.

    To what extent is the History of Mathematics a...

    Mathematics rivals theology when it comes to ontological difficulties Mathematics rivals theology when it comes to ontological difficulties; consequently there are today three very different philosophical...

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  • 12
    Mar

    2019

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    Do You Have a Soul?

    Do you have a soul? In ancient Greece, answering ‘yes’ to this question would not necessarily imply that you had any strange metaphysical or religious beliefs. This is because, for an ancient Greek,...

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  • 27
    Feb

    2019

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    How Theology Shaped Twentieth-Century Philosophy

    Certain intellectual schemes make reality come off as thinned out and characterless on its own, prior to what thought or language projects upon it, or as a site of emptiness, arbitrariness, and ruin, prior...

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  • 15
    Feb

    2019

    Markets and Morals -Justifying Kidney Sales and Legalizing Prostitution

    Markets and Morals: Justifying Kidney Sales and...

    Should prostitution, or the buying and selling of sexual services, be legalized? Similarly for the monetary exchanges of many other controversial items like kidneys and other organs, blood, surrogate motherhood,...

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  • 11
    Feb

    2019

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    Is Your Brain Dysfunctional?

    The neuroscientist Kent Kiehl – popularly known as the “psychopath whisperer” – thinks that many psychopaths have brain dysfunctions that explain their violent behavior. Famously, he served as...

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