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Atheism, Materialism and Anti-Clericalism in Ancient and Medieval India: Part Two

Read Part I here. This post examines the teachings of the most famous school of materialism in Indian thought, the Charvaka school. Epistemology  The Charvakas were strict empiricists. They held that observation and sense-perception were the only real sources of knowledge. Several religious commentators claim … Continue reading

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Atheism, Materialism and Anti-Clericalism in Ancient and Medieval India: Part One

The different religious and philosophical schools of thought that prevailed in the Indian subcontinent in ancient and medieval times can be divided into two broad categories. The orthodox schools were those that accepted the Vedas as being scripturally authoritative. Much of what … Continue reading

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An Argument from Queerness Against Theism?

You can probably tell from my last two posts that moral error theory has been on my mind a lot lately. Another thing that has been on my mind is theism. In this post, I want to look at one … Continue reading

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The Error Theorist’s Dilemma

I mentioned in my previous post that I was once a full-blown error theorist. I remember going through JL Mackie’s arguments in his book Ethics: Inventing Right And Wrong and thinking “Yes… Yes, that’s exactly right!” I’ve moved on from there, … Continue reading

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A Moral Skeptic of Sorts

Metaethics is the branch of moral philosophy that analyzes the nature of our moral language. Metaethicists are interested in finding out what exactly we mean when we say things like “Torturing innocent people is wrong” or “Giving to charity is … Continue reading

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