Monthly Archives: May 2008


As some of you know, I’m a vegetarian of sorts, but I consider myself more of a demi-vegetarian. British philosopher R. M. Hare, used it in the title of an essay: “Why I Am Only a Demi-Vegetarian,” chap. 15 in … Continue reading

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Kierkegaard and Fundamentalist Christians

Back in a previous post, I mentioned that a possible paper topic I could write about was pertaining to Kierkegaard and Fundamentalist Christians.  Well, I’ve been thinking more about that lately.  What would Kierkegaard think about the Fundamentalist Christians? Here’s … Continue reading

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Spiritual but not Religious??

Often I hear that people are spiritual but not religious.  What does this mean?  To say that one is spiritual–does that mean that s/he believes in spirits?  in ghosts? in some afterlife?  in God even? Next, what does it mean … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges doesn’t believe in Atheism

Chris Hedges doesn’t believe in atheists. What he means is that the new form of Atheism (e.g. Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens) is another brand of fundamentalism, a new form of radicalism if you will. The interview is … Continue reading

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The Problem with Moral Obligations

A lot of moral philosophers have said that we have a moral obligation to do x.  But hold on there!  Let’s back up a bit.  The question that needs to be asked is why.  Why do we have a moral … Continue reading

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