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Potentially, the Atheist Nexus is home to many philosophers, professional or amateur. This group will be the place for them to debate philosophical standpoints, share new ideas, or help each other understand various philosophical propositions.

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The Philosophy Group on Atheist Nexus

Potentially, the Atheist Nexus is home to many philosophers, professional or amateur. This group will be the place for them to debate philosophical standpoints, share new ideas, or help each other understand various philosophical propositions.

Do you ever find yourself discussing the philosophy of science or the philosophy of mind, or do you ever consider yourself a cynic, an existentialist, a nihilist or a skeptic? Join up and launch yourself into interesting discussions and analyses. Connect with your fellow thinker!

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The Day Philosophy Leaked into the Air

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 12, 2016. 4 Replies

Our Unthinkable Situation, beyond Nihilism

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Jan 23, 2016. 1 Reply

The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris

Started by Rodney A Sayre. Last reply by JP Carey Sep 4, 2013. 3 Replies

The Masochist's Wager

Started by Nathaniel Summers. Last reply by Steph S. Jan 7, 2013. 1 Reply

STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY UPDATES

Constructive Empiricism

[Revised entry by Bradley Monton and Chad Mohler on January 17, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Constructive empiricism is the version of scientific anti-realism promulgated by Bas van Fraassen in his famous book The Scientific Image (1980). Van Fraassen defines the view as follows: Science aims to give us theories which are empirically adequate; and...

Religion and Science

[Revised entry by Helen De Cruz on January 17, 2017. Changes to: 0] [Editor's Note: The following new entry by Helen De Cruz replaces the former entry on this topic by the previous author.] The relationship between religion and science is the subject of continued debate in philosophy and theology. To what extent are religion and science compatible? Are religious beliefs sometimes...

The Repugnant Conclusion

[Revised entry by Gustaf Arrhenius, Jesper Ryberg, and Torbjörn Tännsjö on January 16, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In Derek Parfit's original formulation the Repugnant Conclusion is stated as follows: "For any possible population of at least ten billion people, all with a very high quality of life, there must be some much larger imaginable population whose existence, if other things are equal, would be better even though its members have lives that are barely worth living" (Parfit 1984). The Repugnant Conclusion highlights a problem in an area of ethics which has become known as population ethics. The last three decades have...

Feminist Aesthetics

[Revised entry by Carolyn Korsmeyer on January 12, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] "Feminist aesthetics" does not label a variety of aesthetics in the way that, for example, the terms "virtue theory" and "naturalized epistemology" qualify types of ethics and theories of knowledge. Rather, to refer to feminist aesthetics is to identify a set of perspectives that pursue certain questions about philosophical theories and assumptions regarding art and aesthetic categories. Feminists in general have concluded that, despite the seemingly neutral and inclusive theoretical language of...

Games, Full Abstraction and Full Completeness

[New Entry by Felice Cardone on January 12, 2017.] Computer programs are particular kinds of texts. It is therefore natural to ask what is the meaning of a program or, more generally, how can we set up a formal semantical account of a programming language. There are many possible answers to such questions, each motivated by some particular aspect of programs. So, for instance, the fact that...

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Comment by Wonderist on November 22, 2009 at 11:05am
Philosophy needs to be saved from the dreaded navel-gazers! I don't care how many degrees the prof has, I want philosophy that works!
Comment by James Croft on August 22, 2009 at 7:12pm
Hi all! I'm working toward my doctorate in Human Development and I have a strong interest in Aesthetics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Education. Pleasure to meet you!
Comment by Curtis, Joseph on March 24, 2009 at 4:11pm
I philosophize , therefore i am.
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