Friday, April 23, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
UPDATE 4/20: Lately the comments sections have been filling up quickly. Some readers seem unaware that after the count reaches 200 comments, you have to click the "Load more..." prompt that appears in small print at the bottom of the combox in order to view newer comments. That's part of Blogger's algorithm and out of my control, sorry. So, if you're worried that your comment is not showing up, never fear. It's there, but you have to click the prompt to see it.
How does an annoying off-topic comment suitable only for deletion get transformed into a stimulating on-topic conversation starter? Through the magic of the open thread post. Whatever is on your mind, from The Prestige to Under Siege, from the Ponzo illusion to jazz-rock fusion, from Paul Bernays to Ricky Gervais, post away and stand back in wonder as your comment not only doesn’t disappear, but may even get a response!
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
“The Thomistic Dissolution of the Logical Problem of Evil” has just been published in the journal Religions, and is available online. (Follow the links to opt for either the HTML format or PDF.) It is a contribution to a special issue devoted to responses to James Sterba’s recent book Is a Good God Logically Possible?
Friday, April 9, 2021
Friday, April 2, 2021
“The Thought” is a piece that I find always repays renewed study. I think I first read it almost 30 years ago, and it was one of several philosophical works on thought and language that began to break the hold on me of the metaphysical naturalism I had picked up as an undergraduate – though that was a slow process, taking a decade fully to unfold.