Words of Wisdom:

"Those who stoop to conquer are fools." - Ezslax

Call to Ministry

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Yale PhD in Philosophy of Religion
The teaching interests of Faculty in this field encompass/include classical Greek and Late Antique philosophy, medieval philosophies and philosophical theologies (including Anselm, Aquinas and Scotus), the philosophy of religion in the modern period (including Descartes, Hume and Kant), Hegel and nineteenth century responses to Hegelianism whether theistic (as in Kierkegaard), or atheistic (as in Feuerbach, Marx and Nietzsche), Wittgenstein and contemporary Anglo-American analytic philosophy of religion, pragmatism, ‘post-modernism’, and method and theory of the study of religion
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(YES): Logical proof would be irrelevant to someone who denies that laws of logic exist.   An example of a law of logic is the law of non-contradiction; for example, it cannot both be true that my car is in the parking lot and that it is not in the parking lot at the same time, and in the same way. Do you believe that laws of logic exist?

(YES): The basic operations of mathematics are addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Laws of mathematics then, are basically descriptions of both what happens within these operations and more complex ones derived from them. Do you believe that laws of mathematics, such as 1 + 2 = 3, do exist?

(YES): Laws of science are basically descriptions of what matter does based on repeated observations, and are usually expressed in mathematical equations. An example of a law of science is the law of gravity.   Using the law of gravity, we can predict how fast a heavier than air object will fall to the ground given all the factors for the equation.   Do you believe that laws of science exist?

(YES): I have seldom heard anyone deny that laws of logic, mathematics, or science exist, but I have often heard people deny the existence of absolute moral laws. Whereas...

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