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Mystery and Evidence

Philosopher of mind, Tim Crane, on religion and evidence in The New York Times. For what it’s worth I have repeatedly said that epistemologically speaking, the concept of God does not achieve enough clarity and distinctness to be discussable. When we cite the divine attributes—omniscience, omnipotence, and so on—I do not think we have the least purchase on…

The Extended Mind and Religious Thought

THE EXTENDED MIND AND RELIGIOUS THOUGHT Zygon symposium (Volume 44 Issue 3 September 2009) is now available online. The lineup as follows: MINDSCAPES AND LANDSCAPES: EXPLORING THE EXTENDED MIND (p 625-627) Leslie Marsh THE EXTENDED MIND (p 628-641) Mark Rowlands PERSONS AND THE EXTENDED-MIND THESIS (p 642-658) Lynne Rudder Baker MINDS, INTRINSIC PROPERTIES, AND MADHYAMAKA…

The Metaphysics of Mind

This past weekend I attended the Timothy Sprigge Memorial Conference (see link to obituary by Jane O’Grady who was in attendence). I met Sprigge in 1997 at the Bradley conference at Harris-Manchester College Oxford, a time when I was very interested in the idealists. Funny how philosophical changes come and go – Sprigge, ever the…

The Extended Mind and Religious Thought

Here is an uncorrected proof of my introduction to the mini symposium on The Extended Mind to appear in Zygon. Vol. 44, no. 3 (September 2009).

Oakeshott symposium

The Oakeshott symposium on science, religion, and politics in the journal Zygon is now online.    In this issue there is also a symposium on Owen Flanagan’s latest book  The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World. I was scheduled to participate in this symposium, a symposium that I’d originally suggested, but my computer went…

Oakeshott on Religion, Science and Politics

Here is my introduction to the Zygon symposium on Oakeshott to appear in the March 2009 issue. This is an uncorrected proof – do not cite.

Oakeshott on Religion, Science and Politics

Here are the abstracts for the forthcoming Zygon: A Journal of Religion and Science symposium on Oakeshott. Elizabeth Corey (Baylor) RELIGION AND THE MODE OF PRACTICE IN MICHAEL OAKESHOTT Michael Oakeshott’s religious view of the world stands behind much of his political and philosophical writing. The present essay proceeds first by discussing Oakeshott’s view of religion…