Kant and the Ontological Argument

  Introduction This article aims to explain and comment on Kant’s refutation of The Ontological Argument (OA).  The sections quoted below are from page 500-507 under the heading “The Impossibility of an Ontological Proof of the Existence of God” in Norman Kemp Smith’s translation of A Critique of Pure Reason […]

Response to Jason Petersen

A response to a response sounds like a rather useless thing to read.  Well, I’m not going to try to talk you into it.  The purpose of this response is simply to comment on some aspects of Jason Peterson’s post that was a response to Luke Miner’s post in response […]

Reflections on a Conversation with Jason Petersen

Today, I had an interesting conversation with one of my fellow bloggers, Jason Petersen.  The conversation took place in the Clarkian Apologetics Group.  I greatly enjoy the opportunity to work through issues with other people who care about the philosophy of Gordon Clark.  It is an even greater privilege to […]

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 […]

An Analysis of The Ontology of Peter Van Inwagen

Peter Van Inwagen is a modern Christian metaphysician, religious philosopher, author, and philosophy instructor at the University of Notre Dame.  He was also the president of the Society of Christian Philosophers from 2010 to 2013. In my efforts to expand my understanding of ontology, the study of “being” (i.e. being […]