All Blog Posts Tagged 'materialism' (6)

Why Am I an Atheist?

Why am I an atheist? My answer is simple as the sun, as obvious as the nose on your face.



I came into the world an atheist. So did every one of you! Yes, every single infant born on Planet Earth is born an atheist. Atheist simply means "without theism." A, the Greek prefix ‘a’ means ‘without’ as in asexual - devoid of sexuality, as in asexual relationship. Atheism means without a notion of or a belief in gods.…

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Added by Gene Gordon on March 21, 2014 at 9:31am — 11 Comments

On Why Philosophical Materialism Matters

Originally posted in the Society of Friends of Epicurus page.

Karl Marx’s fascination with the ancient atomists led him to base his dissertation on Democritus and Epicurus: an early symptom of his future career as a materialist philosopher.  However, from their respective vantage points in history, Marx and Epicurus both reacted against…

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Added by Hiram on December 24, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments

So who has some time to kill? (Substance dualism) (This would make a great episode of the podcast btw)

Ok so here's the deal. I made a topic on whether or not the soul exists on another message board. I got a guy that suggested I read his page.



Here's a link to a possibly updated page, )you can type it into Google, minus the HTTP// part, then click cached, to view the old copy I looked at if he does update it.)



http://sophoslogos.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/the-mind-body-problem/



Ok so… Continue

Added by Cory Silver on January 5, 2011 at 6:31am — 1 Comment

Free Will: the Intelligent Choice

Determinism Versus Free Will: The Difference is Options

In the determinism versus free will debate, determinists believe causality and choice are mutually exclusive – while compatibilists believe they are intimately intertwined. I will attempt to present a rational argument for my particular brand of compatibilism. Mine is a unique (I can’t find my central tenet repeated by anybody else on the Internet) and forceful argument that explains how free will is compatible…

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Added by Atheist Exile on February 6, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

On the relation between toilet brushes, subjective existence and gods or: How I learned to deny material gods and debunk the illogical claims of shit-for-brain know-it-all pricks

Abstract



This is a brief attempt to clarify certain ideas that deal with observers, their observations, physical objects and certain traits that require a mind to exist.



Objectively true statements are true whether they are observed or not; subjectively true statements require an observer, thus they are never objectively true.



If a certain trait requires a mind to exist, then it is a trait that logically doesn't exist outside the mind; it is a subjective… Continue

Added by Tapio Kortesaari on August 1, 2009 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

The Unbearable Lightness of Materialism

Sometimes theists leave comments on my primary blog, planetologist.net. Recently a comment in response to my screed against Rick Warren prompted a reader - actually not a raving lunatic, rather a pretty calm but (sadly) theist writer - to leave a comment that invoked the M word... materialism. There were also a fair number of "quote me and then argue against my quote" comments, which I find almost as… Continue

Added by Planetologist on January 29, 2009 at 10:34am — No Comments

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