http://www.acts17.net The so-called “new atheists” often portray themselves as the champions of reason. Yet a careful examination of their worldview reveals that atheism (more specifically, naturalism) undermines our reasoning ability. To see why, let’s consider some quotations from René Descartes, David Hume, and Charles Darwin.

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Is all knowledge really derived from what we perceive via our five senses, rather than through reasoning? Watch Macat’s short video for a great introduction to David Hume’s An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, one of the most important philosophy books ever written. Subscribe for weekly videos that are your guide to the world’s greatest ideas. […]

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Professor Castleberry gives an online lecture of Hume’s critique of reason’s role in human morality.

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http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/slavoj-zizek Modern radical thinker Slavoj Žižek spoke on the 1st July as part of the ‘Great Minds’ series, and affirmed his status as a great mind of modern philosophy and social, cultural and political theory. Starbucks, social solidarity and self-commodification were among the varied and enlightening topics touched upon by Žižek, all grounded by his […]

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02/07/2011 – Frontline Club Exclusive: Julian Assange in conversation with Slavoj Žižek moderated by Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman Last year, whistleblower website WikiLeaks released three of the biggest ever leaks of classified information in history: the Iraq War Logs, the Afghanistan War Logs and Cablegate. Since then the world has undoubtedly changed. Ambassadors have resigned […]

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Can virtue be taught? Can evil lead to good? Is Socrates a hypocrite? Find out on the Feel free to contact me with any question or comments, negative or positive. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-E-Stief-FannPage/100003466311227 Twitter: @crazyjake451 Instagram: LongHairedFreakyDude Email: crazyjake451@yahoo.com Jakob Stief

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This is a video in my new Core Concepts series — designed to provide students and lifelong learners a brief discussion focused on one main concept from a classic philosophical text and thinker. This Core Concept video focuses on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, book 1, in particular on Aristotle’s discussion about the different views human beings […]

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