In Conversation with Professor Tom McLeish, B.A., Ph.D.

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Tom McLeish, B.A., Ph.D., is a Professsor Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics, and works in the Center for Medieval Studies and the Humanities Research Centre at The University of York. Here we talk abotu science and faith. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You have a book, Faith … Continue reading

In Conversation with Dr. Stephen Law – Philosopher and Author

  By Dr. Stephen Law and Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Stephen Law is Reader in Philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He is also editor of THINK: Philosophy for Everyone, a journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy (published by Cambridge University Press). Stephen has published numerous books on … Continue reading

Andrew Copson on the History of Humanism

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: I wanted to talk about humanism: the hows and whys, the theoretical and practical, and so on. You are highly qualified to comment on it. So, I asked. You agreed. So here we are, to begin, what is humanism properly defined in its … Continue reading

The Charge of ‘Scientism’, and Philosophy and Science!

  By Dr. Stephen Law and Scott Douglas Jacobsen Some scientists dismiss philosophy. They think science and empirical observation provide the sole window into reality. How can we gain insight into the nature of the world out there by sitting down, closing our eyes, and just thinking about it? How can we find … Continue reading

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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 12-Aug-2017 to 18-Aug-2017.

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