Weekend Reading

Feser on the actually infinite, and he responds to Shea’s calumnies following his and Joseph Bessette’s recent essays on capital punishment. Carolyn Moynihan invites Jane Austen to respond to Bridget Jones at MercartorNet. John Boyer, at Crisis, reflects on Benedict’s Regensberg Address and Western…

Robert Koons on ‘The Waning of Materialism’

In this lecture,  Dr. Robert Koons, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, author of Realism Regained (2000) and Paradoxes of Belief and Strategic Rationality (2009), and co-editor of The Waning of Materialism (2010), and most recently co-author of Metaphysics: The Fundamentals (2015) explores the many philosophical and scientific problems that materialism has encountered from the mysteries of quantum mechanics, the irreducibility of life, the fine-tuning of the universe or life, the ‘hard problem’ of consciousness, the problem of intentionality in thought, and irreducibility of the normative dimension of life. The lecture was delivered on January 22, 2014 at Texas Tech University.

Weekend Reading

Edward Feser, at his place, tackles Craig’s kalam cosmological argument, and then, whether Islamophilia is binding Catholic doctrine. He also has collected some wonderful links too. A dusty review of Ken Windschuttle’s The Killing of History by Roger Kimball, Why Relativism is Wrong at…