Aren’t Atheists Just Agnostic?

Billions of people throughout the world believe in something outside of space and time. What I mean by this is that the belief in a God/gods of some sort is fairly consistent among human beings. Whether it is a single, all-supreme God like Yahweh or Allah, which is called monotheism, or perhaps it’s polytheistic like … Continue reading Aren’t Atheists Just Agnostic?

The Greater Good

The circumstances to whether one should be tortured or not for the sake of the greater good is something that could weigh heavily on anyone’s mind. Under the utilitarian view, the best decision would be to torture the terrorist. This is justifiable under this view because torturing the terrorist would inevitably yield crucial information benefiting … Continue reading The Greater Good

The Virtuous Life

Virtuous behavior is intrinsic to what is morally good, and in antiquity, the dichotomy between the virtuous life for Christian and stoic cultures differ fundamentally. For stoicism, virtuous behavior provided an existential reward through the lens of oneself or others. Christianity contributed to pragmatic piety and veneration of One true God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, … Continue reading The Virtuous Life

The Measure of a Man

Jean-Luc Picard’s consistent defense of Data’s “humanity” is centered around a materialist perspective, which claims that the mind and body are wholly incorporative in the person.[1] Because Picard believes this, and that “the human brain is a self operating computer,”[2] then by default, Data’s brain fits into this philosophical paradigm. He is a wholly and … Continue reading The Measure of a Man