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Dennett’s Breaking the Spell

Update: A digital version of this essay is now available from the Journal of Mind and Behavior website – click here or here. Here is a final MS of my review essay on Dennett’s Breaking the Spell published in Journal of Mind and Behavior (Vol. 27 No. 3 & 4 Summer & Autumn 2006). 

Werner Herzog

I’ve agreed to review Brad Prager’s The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth for the Journal of Mind & Behavior. As an “art-form” film attracts, at best the juvenile mind, or at worst, the pseudo intellect: Herzog is an island of artistic authenticity and integrity in a sea of vulgarity and schlock. I’m pleased that there now exists a…

Taking the Super out of the Supernatural

I recently took part in a symposium to discuss Loyal Rue’s Religion is not About God.  This syposium has been published in the June issue of Zygon. ————————————————- TAKING THE SUPER OUT OF THE SUPERNATURAL (OR A MANIFESTO FOR A LATTER-DAY PANTHEISM) Abstract Metaphysical dualities divorce humankind from its natural environment, dualities that can precipitate environmental…

Review Essay: Dennett’s Breaking the Spell

My review essay of Dennett’s Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon has just been published in The Journal of Mind and Behavior, Summer and Autumn 2006, Vol. 27, Nos. 3 and 4: 357-366. If you’d like to receive a reprint please drop me a line. Update – now available online. ========================================== The thesis that…