Category Archives: Philosophy

Posts about philosophy or philosophical ideas.

Interview with Professor Steven Pinker – Johnstone Family Professor, Psychology, Harvard University

by | June 10, 2020

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen In a prior job at Conatus News in the United Kingdom, I conducted an interview with the prominent and respected author and philosopher of science, Dr. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, who agreed to the interview and made some thoughtful comments about the idea of the “conatus” or the idea of an “effort… Read more »

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Interview with Professor Jesse M. Smith – Assistant Professor, Sociology, Western Michigan University & Co-Editor, Secularism and Nonreligion

by | May 24, 2019

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Jesse M. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Western Michigan University, and a Co-Editor of Secularism and Nonreligion. Here we talk about religion, secularism, and academic research. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let’s start from the top. What is family and personal background? Professor Jesse M. Smith: I grew up in… Read more »

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