Monthly Archives: October 2012

LEM and subjunctive counterfactual conditionals of creaturely freedom

While the law of non-contradiction says that no proposition can be both true and false in the same instance and in the same sense, the law of excluded middle says something slightly different. The law of excluded middle (LEM) says … Continue reading

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Love and the Theology of History

A professor of mine recently said that one of the curiosities of history, for which he has never found a satisfying explanation, is why the 12th century seems to have been the century in which Love seemed to dominate the … Continue reading

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Mind-Body interaction: Metaphysical Concretism

One argument against the position that the mind can act causally on the body, and the body also act causally on the mind (two-way interaction), is simply the point that the mind and the body are wholly different kinds of … Continue reading

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Modal Grammar and the Ontological argument

Supposing an objector were to suggest, by way of criticism, that there is an equivocation in the Modal Ontological argument. Notice that the very first premise is that it is logically possible that a maximally great being exists. Following this … Continue reading

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How historical is Job?

It seems clear to me that the book of Job is written not in the style of a historical document, but a narrated play. Thus, I had agreed with exegetes like Martin Luther that the book of Job was not … Continue reading

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The Armor of the Lord and the Deuterocanon

It is an odd thing that Protestants often seem unaware of just how often and how strongly Paul draws from the Deuterocanonical books, such as the book of Wisdom. Thus, when Paul talks about the Armour of the Lord, the … Continue reading

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philosofalsification

Definition: The love of Positivism, and proximate views, like Logical Empiricism. I cannot help but notice the degree to which philosopher’s and fellow students, in whose company I often find myself, intellectually flirt with, or even Marry themselves to, Positivist … Continue reading

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The Time I Met Dr. Craig

I recall the one time I actually met one of my academic heroes, Dr. William Lane Craig, at a debate I attended between him and Shabir Ally on the topic Resurrection: hoax or history? It was hosted at McGill University … Continue reading

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Mark’s ending in Bezae

Interestingly, I and a professor of mine were looking into, to appease our curiosity, whether the ending of Mark (meaning past verse 8) was present in Codex Bezae. What we found was that although much of the ending is still missing … Continue reading

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Give Behaviourism to the Dogs

It seems to me that on the pragmatist theory of truth, which says basically that some belief is true if and only if it is useful given our intentions, one might be tempted to simply subscribe to a form of behaviourism … Continue reading

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