Now that the semester is (nearly) over, I’ll be able to devote much more attention to blogging and reading. In other news, it looks like I’ll be attending the MA program at University of Missouri, St. Louis in the fall. I’m really excited to work with I take to be some great minds in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Also worth noting: my paper, that I recently gave a presentation on, will be published in Res Cogitans during late summer. I’ll link to that shamelessly once it is up. Some news tidbits:
- Philosophy and Computation (a conference in Lund, Sweden) will be live-streaming on Sunday, and if you have an hour or two free you should definitely check it out.
- Atheism and the Case Against Christ will be coming out in July. I’ve already read through it once, and I’ll be reading through it again and provide a review shortly before it comes out. I highly suggest picking up a copy!
- Leah from Unequally Yoked will be beginning the Ideological Turing Test again soon. It’s a neat opportunity to play Devil’s Advocate to your own position and to evaluate arguments from both sides. I’m looking forward to it.
- John Loftus has a post up wondering about what would happen to Christianity if Christians simply stopped spreading the Gospel. I’d be interested in hearing a response from any theists about what they think would happen.
- Mike from Foxhole Atheism has a post up titled Is Naturalism a Type of Faith?. As far as I can tell, it’s a more modest argument about methodological naturalism (science, etc.) than metaphysical naturalism, but I think an interesting argument could be extended to cover both.