Play-Doh and Classical Theism: A Tension?

Introduction

Suppose you work at a Play-Doh factory. Suppose further you work in the “red division”, the part of the factory dedicated to creating, forming, and packaging red Play-Doh. All you see every day is red Play-Doh coming out of the machines.

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Introducing Steinhart’s “More Precisely: The Math You Need to Do Philosophy” (Part 1)

Welcome to the first installment of my series on Eric Steinhart’s More Precisely: The Math You Need to Do Philosophy! This will be a series covering in depth the content of Steinhart’s book. Think of this series like an extended crash course. I will systematically proceed through the book’s main sections, explicating and expounding upon the essential concepts and examples contained therein.

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Theories of Mind (Part 8): Final Assessment

This post marks the eighth and final installment in my series on four prominent theories concerning the nature of the mind. Note, of course, that I will be covering the nature of the mind in even greater depth in future posts on this blog. This series, however, has finally come to an end. In this final post, then, I will give a final assessment of plausibility of the four theories. For requisite context, it would be best to check out Parts 123, and 4, and 5, and 6, and 7. Let’s get into it! Continue reading

Theories of Mind (Part 4): The Interaction Problem

Rene Descartes provided a number of arguments for the immateriality of the mind. For that requisite context, check out Part 1Part 2, and Part 3. Today we shall briefly evaluate the principal objection to Cartesianism: the interaction problem. Without further ado, let’s evaluate Descartes’ arguments from dubitability and divisibility.

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