Because the challenge is perennial, and because we’re not all philosophers, it’s good to come back to it from time to time.
We may think that we’re untouched by trends in thinking that go on far away. In a science lab or a science classroom, for instance. But that’s wrong.
It sets a fascinating challenge but offers an enviable reward.
Jerry Coyne thinks that criminals don’t have a “choice.” (What are those quotation marks doing there?)
The point of Dr. Keas’s book is historical but also very timely: Scientists who challenge materialism today face discrimination as heretics that squelches their research and teaching.