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‘Aristotelian Causation and Neural Correlates of Consciousness’ published in Topoi

October 23, 2018 // By Matthew Owen Recently, my research article Aristotelian Causation and Neural Correlates of Consciousness was published in Topoi: An

Update: Tiny Blue Dot Fellowship at Gonzaga University

July 20, 2018 // By Matthew Owen Having completed my PhD at the University of Birmingham-England, I am excited to begin a

Neural Correlates of Consciousness & the Nature of the Mind

February 28, 2018 // By Matthew Owen Recently, I contributed a chapter entitled 'Neural Correlates of Consciousness and the Nature of the Mind'

APA Pacific Meeting in Seattle: Five Places to Philosophize Outside the Conference Hotel

The American Philosophical Association Pacific Division meeting will be in Seattle from April 12th-17th. For those of us who love studying philosophy, it will be tempting to set off the nerd-alert by staying cooped up in a hotel conference room during one's entire trip to the Emerald City. To avoid this travel fallacy, you may want to do a little philosophizing in the following places.

Where’s Grandpa? Alzheimer’s & the Persistence of Human Persons

As someone suffers from Alzheimer's disease and the neural tissue in their brain deteriorates causing their memories to fade, what happens to the person? That's the question I'll address in this post in honor of my hero, my grandpa, Keith Wallace Owen.

Jackson’s Knowledge Argument Against Physicalism

This post summarizes, Frank Jackson's infamous (at least in philosophy of mind) knowledge argument against reductive physicalism.

Dropping Wisdom: Catching Up With Mr. Wise

In this article Matthew interviews freeskier, David Wise, who won a gold medal in ski halfpipe at the 2014 Olympic Games, adding to his three X-Games gold medals. This article was first published March 4, 2015 by SBC: Skier online.

Synopsis of ‘How the Existence of God Explains Miracles & Religious Experience’ by Richard Swinburne

In the closing chapter of 'Is There A God?' published by Oxford University Press in 1996, Richard Swinburne argues that miracles and religious experience provide substantial further evidence for God's existence.

Synopsis of ‘Plantinga on Warrant’ by Richard Swinburne

This post provides a brief synopsis of Richard Swinburne's 'Plantinga on Warrant' in Religious Studies, Volume 37, Number 2, published by Cambridge University Press in 2001.

Synopsis of ‘Is Belief in God Properly Basic?’ by Alvin Plantinga

A brief synopsis of Alvin Plantinga's argument for the basic tenet of reformed epistemology. This synopsis is based on 'Is Belief in God Properly Basic?' published in the journal Nous (1981) and Chapter 6 of Warranted Christian Belief (OUP, 2000).

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