DT Strain Philosophy BLOG
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General Essays-What Is A Philosopher?
-Ten Ethics of Debate
-What Is Humanism?
-The Humanist Contemplative
-Freethought and Compassion
-The 20 Synthophic Precepts
-Simmias' Harmony: Socrates' Arguments for A Distinct Soul Dissected
-How Do You Determine Truth?
-Letters on God
-Are We All Faithful?
-The Best of the DT Strain Blog
Essays on Nature & The Universe-The Big Deal About Complexity
-The Nature of the "Force"
-Notes on Chuang-Tzu
Essays on Buddhism-Visit to A Buddhist Temple
-A Naturalistic Approach to Buddhist Karma & Rebirth
-Question Everything (the Kalama Sutra)
-Letters on Buddhism with John Horgan
-Buddhism & Stoicism
Essays on Stoicism-About Stoicism
-Stoicism and the Search for Truth
-Buddhism & Stoicism
-The Stoic Emblem
Essays on Social Issues-Threads on Violence
-How Even "Responsible" News Can Mislead
Essays on Popular Culture-Understanding Matrix Revolutions
-The Jedi Q
-The Jedi Q by Category
-The Chicken Or The Egg?
The Noble ConspectusDiversity
Television & Videos-The Connection PBS Show
-Philosophy of Religion Panel 2006
The Principles of Socio-Personal Humanism0.0 Introduction
1.1 Faith Defined
1.2 Faith As A Virtue
1.3 Positive Skepticism
1.4 Theism, Atheism, Agnosticism, & Nontheism Defined
1.5 Pride & Humility
1.6 Evidence Defined
1.7 Basic Logic
1.8 The Contextual Judgment Principle
1.9 Occam's Razor
1.10 The Second-Hand Principle
1.11 The Idea/Person Separation Priciple
1.12 Personal Experience
1.13 The Scientific Confidence Principle
1.14 The Principle of Freethought
2.1 Ethics Defined
2.2 Religion Defined
2.3 Religion & Ethics
2.4 The Basis of Secular Ethics
2.5 Moral Relativism & Objective Ethics
2.6 Intelligence & The Religious
2.7 Dogma vs. Moral Reasoning
2.8 Religion & Humanism
2.9 Humanism & Atheism
2.10 Objectivism & "Collective" Humanism
2.11 The Socio-Personal Principle
2.12 The Principle of Impartiality
2.13 The Means/Ends Principle
2.14 The Consumption/Creation Principle
2.15 Sex, Relationships, & Marriage
2.16 Meaning of Life, Transience, and Hope
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-Roots of Human Family Tree Are Shallow
-The Case For Yoda
-Muslim Leaders Condemn Bin Laden
-So What Do You Have To Do To Find Happiness?
-AP Article on Kurt Vonnegut's Death
-Rational Atheism: An open letter to Messrs. Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and Hitchens
The books I have on my "special shelf".
Links to other sites of interest, on a variety of topics.