A Dialogue on Abstractions

The dialogue below is very closely based off an article written by Willard Van Orman Quine in 1948 called On What There Is. Quine (1908 – 2000) was one of the most influential philosophers in the 20th century.  He is, perhaps, most famous for attacking the distinction between analytic and […]

The Origins of Fish, Birds, Beasts, and Women

In an effort to gain a better grasp of basic philosophy, I have been listening to lectures titled The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps by Dr. Peter Adamson, reading both Thales to Dewey and Ancient Philosophy by Gordon Clark, and also reading as much of the primary source material […]

How Does Man Know God?

By Gordon Clark   This lecture was originally published by the Trinity Foundation as How Does Man Know God?   The subject of this afternoon’s lecture is “How We Know” or perhaps, “How We Know God.” The basic question in the philosophy of religion is, How can we know God? […]

Sensation and Knowledge

Today, I came across this article on Triablogue.com:  Is Scripturalism Unscriptural?  This is a good example of a typical first reaction to scripturalism and to the study of philosophy in general.  Throughout history, philosophers have discussed the question of how we can know things.  Two major questions are presented:  What […]

1 John 1 and Fellowship, Light, and Truth

1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the […]