Divine Command Theory and The Problem of Evil
Christianity / Morality / Philosophy

Divine Command Theory and The Problem of Evil

The classic construal of the problem of evil raises the question of the logical compatibility and evidential probability of God’s existence given the conspicuous prevalence of human and animal suffering. In this paper, I wish to address objections to God’s existence based on the contention that the prevalence of suffering is logically incompatible with an … Continue reading

Recovering the Sacred: Heidegger, The Thing and the Work of Art
Art / Heidegger / Philosophy / Science

Recovering the Sacred: Heidegger, The Thing and the Work of Art

“Homelessness is coming to be the destiny of the world.”                   – Letter on Humanism               What remnant of the sacred – a once dominant theme in Western civilization – remains open to us in the twenty-first century? Has our increasingly secular age relegated the sacred to obscurity and irrelevance, or does it still … Continue reading

Wittgenstein on Ethics and Faith
Christianity / Philosophy / Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein on Ethics and Faith

In his few published remarks concerning the nature of religious faith, Wittgenstein calls into question the function of historical events in the grounding of religious convictions. In a series of lectures and notebook entries dating from the decade between 1930 and 1940, he argues that language operates uniquely when used to communicate ideas of religious … Continue reading

Reasonable Faith – Thoughts on Wittgenstein
Heidegger / Philosophy / Science / Wittgenstein

Reasonable Faith – Thoughts on Wittgenstein

All too often our culture tends to regard the rigors of the natural sciences and secular philosophy as standing in opposition to faith. As science continues to expand our understanding of the universe it appears to free us of any need for faith-based explanations of existence. Analytic philosophy – the dominate branch of the tradition … Continue reading