Category Archives: Idealism

Short argument for Phenomenalism/Idealism

The Christian claims that God created ex nihilo (out of nothing) by which the Christian minimally means that there was no material cause of the world’s coming into existence, even if God was its efficient cause. Some people, including Christians, … Continue reading

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Three live options with respect to ‘thoughts’

The other day in class in our introduction to Metaphysics the teacher had said something about how numbers didn’t pre-exist human minds. One student shot up his hand and said “well, even before man was here, the universe was operating … Continue reading

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Modality and Idealism

A recent conversation with a friend (Michael) inspired me to offer the following comments and thought experiements. The broadly idealist perspective maintains that, at bottom, the only thing which exists is actually experience. This runs against my intuition, as I … Continue reading

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