February 28, 2018 // By Matthew Owen Recently, I contributed a chapter entitled 'Neural Correlates of Consciousness and the Nature of the Mind'
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.
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.
This post summarizes, Frank Jackson's infamous (at least in philosophy of mind) knowledge argument against reductive physicalism.
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.
In 'David Hume and a Cumulative Case Argument,' R. Douglas Geivett argues that Hume's challenge to natural theology is systematically flawed.
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.
Alvin Plantinga’s argues that the scheme proposed by the testimonial model (i.e. the Aquinas/Calvin model) is necessary for knowledge of the truths of the Gospel.
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).