Philosophy

Reply to Leyonhjelm on the right to physician-assisted suicide

In a recent guest post at Catalaxyfiles, David Leyonhjelm (DL) presents an argument for physician-assisted suicide. DL’s argument begins with an attempt to distinguish between euthanasia, which he describes as the infliction of death upon someone or thing that is… (READ MORE)

Sheridan contra Aquinas

In what has to be one of the most bizarre entries in the debate over marriage redefinition, Greg Sheridan in ‘Yes to same-sex marriage and to religious freedom’, The Australian, (Sept 6, 2017) enlist Aquinas and Augustine in an amateurish attempt… (READ MORE)

Uncertainty and the World: An interview with W. M. Briggs

William Matt Briggs is currently a vagabond statistician and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Cornell. Thought leader (it’s true, I’ve seen the p-values!). Previously a Professor at the Cornell Medical School, a Statistician at DoubleClick in its infancy, a Meteorologist… (READ MORE)

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… (READ MORE)