The material universe must be caused, and it cannot be the cause of its own existence.
The question about the material/immaterial nature of abstract thought is crucial to the debate over the plausibility of materialism.
Materialism is an impoverished perspective on nature, and it creates, rather than solves, problems in metaphysics and science.
Richard M. Weaver, who died at age 53 in 1963, effectively launched modern philosophical and political conservatism in the United States. Everyone cites one of his titles, Ideas Have Consequences, but too few bother to read his actual works. In reading him now I’m struck by what a brilliant ally he would have made in […]
Several “Thomist” critics of ID have claimed that ID is either committed to, entails, or somehow relates to what they consider an unsavory “mechanistic” philosophy. While a number of ID proponents have explicitly denied this, the details are somewhat complicated. So I’d like to respond to this critique at some length in a series of […]