Philosophy of Religion

The Unbroken Middle: Overcoming The Empty Sacrifices Of Modernity With Gillian Rose And Paul, Part 2 (Michael C. Raubach)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here Is it not true, though, that many individuals of different races, creeds, and identities do live together in our cities? Against the backdrop of everyday life is there not a true plurality of subjects and ways of being? According to […]

Philosophy of Religion

The Unbroken Middle: Overcoming The Empty Sacrifices Of Modernity With Gillian Rose And Paul, Part 1 (Michael C. Raubach)

The following is the first of a two-part series. In her 1992 masterpiece, The Broken Middle, the philosopher Gillian Rose explored what she saw as a baleful crisis of ethics in modern political discourse playing itself out in the malaise and violence of contemporary urban life. Rose believed the root of this crisis was a […]

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The Religious Significance Of Miracles – Why Hume’s Critique Is Superfluous, Part 3 (Alberto Urquidez)

The Sense of “miracle” That Matters Surprisingly few commentators have advanced this basic criticism against Hume’s argument. One glaring exception is the Wittgensteinian philosopher of religion, D. Z. Phillips.[1] In The Problem of Evil and the Problem of God, Phillips puts things this way: “In the case of certain miracles, it is a necessary condition […]

Philosophy of Religion

The Religious Significance Of Miracles – Why Hume’s Critique Is Superfluous, Part 2 (Alberto Urquidez)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. The question I shall now consider is this: If not all miracles are religious miracles, how does Hume differentiate the two? How does he determine that, for two Humean miracles M1 and M2, the former is religiously significant and the […]

Philosophy of Religion

The Religious Significance Of Miracles – Why Hume’s Critique Is Superfluous, Part 1 (Alberto Urquidez)

The following is the first of a three-part series. The argument from miracles seeks to prove that a religious deity (such as God) exists on the premise that only God could have caused a miracle to occur. David Hume’s “Of Miracles” has proven to be the most important philosophical essay on this argument. In his […]

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The “New Hegel” And The Question Of God, Part 3 (Gavin Hyman)

The following is the last installment of a three-part series.  The first one can be found here.  The second one can be found here. As Thomas A. Lewis reminds us, the terms ‘God’, ‘spirit’ and ‘Absolute’ are synonymous for Hegel, the specific word used being dependent on the context in question (religion, philosophy and generic, respectively).  […]

Philosophy of Religion

The “New Hegel” And The Question Of God, Part 1 (Gavin Hyman)

The following is the first installment of a three-part series. Among recent developments in continental philosophy and religious thought, one of the most prominent has been a ‘return to Hegel.’  It has been exemplified in the work of Slavoj Žižek, Beatrice Longuenesse, Catherine Malabou and Rebecca Comay, as well as that of a younger generation […]