On the Contrary: defining “New Atheism”

Apparently, I am a New Atheist. In all meaningful timelines, this is true; I am only 25. On the scale of the universe, geology, biology, human culture or even Western Culture, I am new. But I am not sure the ideas I associate with nonbelief in a god are new. Atheism is the lack of… Continue reading On the Contrary: defining “New Atheism”

The “Ought” Problem

In discussions on morality the conversation often stagnates around David Hume’s Is-Ought dilemma. The dilemma is that you cannot get from a truth claim about how something is to a values claim about what you should do about it. The problem is often plugged with more “is” claims—like the nature of God—in order to tell… Continue reading The “Ought” Problem