Arguments from Reason
I’ve finally gotten around to starting Victor Reppert’s book, C.S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea: In Defense of the Argument from Reason. As Reppert points out in one of his chapters, we can really think of the “argument from reason” as the name for an entire family of theistic arguments. Indeed, Reppert formulates six different versions of the … Arguments from Reason
YOU’RE JUST BEING OBSTINATE. NO, YOU. YOU!!!
On his Dangerous Idea site, Victor Reppert quotes, apparently approvingly, from St. Augustine’s City of God: “Even after the plain truth has been thoroughly demonstrated, so far as a person is capable of doing, the confirmed skeptic will insist on maintaining belief in his own irrational notions. This is due to either a great blindness, … YOU’RE JUST BEING OBSTINATE. NO, YOU. YOU!!!
Reppert on Theistic Explanation
Victor Reppert has chimed in on my reply to Wintery Knight. This is always an interesting issue. But does it really make sense to ask of an omnipotent being how they did something. For example, I once beat a Grandmaster in a chess tournament. Now, you might ask how I did that, since as someone … Reppert on Theistic Explanation
The Blue Folders Story: How Not to Defend Objective Moral Values
I think I first heard this story while listening to a debate between Michael Horner and Henry Morgentaler, but since then I’ve seen it or heard it repeated many other times. The story is supposed to illustrate that even people who claim to be moral relativists really do believe that objective moral values exist. Here … The Blue Folders Story: How Not to Defend Objective Moral Values
Materialism and Beauty
In response to a post by Victor Reppert, I left the following comments on his blog. Victor — I’m very late to this thread, but I hope you’ll respond to this comment. I read the linked article. Maybe I misunderstood it, but it seems to me that even if everything that article said were correct, … Materialism and Beauty
Victor on Weird Stuff
Victor Reppert has been kind enough to reply on his Dangerous Idea blog to my comments on his earlier posting. I’m replying to his reply, which will evoke a counter-reply, which will get a counter-counter-reply…until one or the other of us has some real work to do and has to break it off. Sigh. That … Victor on Weird Stuff