For several years in college and seminary I was enamored with Ludwig Wittgenstein. In fact, the main reason I decided to attend Yale Divinity School was to study under Paul Holmer who was arguably the world’s foremost authority on Wittgenstein at the time. (He was also considered one of the leading authorities on Kierkegaard and C.S.Lewis, and these two were also heroes of mine at the time, as they are to this day).
By eventually concluded Wittgenstein’s linguistic approach to philosophy had limitations — much to the chagrin of Paul Holmer, who had encouraged me to get my Ph.D at Yale and to a dissertation on Wittgenstein under his direction. But I have never abandoned my
conviction that Wittgenstein is one of the greatest, and certainly one of the most original, philosophical geniuses of all time.
This little snippet by Andrew Sullivan offers a peek into his mind. “Don’t think, LOOK!”
Greg used to be into the existentialists quite a bit. Sartre and Camus would love this cat. (Thanks to Rachel Held Evans for the heads-up.)
In this episode Greg shares some intriguing insights about Aquinas and Aquinas’ concept of God.
The Timaeus is Plato’s account of the creation of the world. Ancient philosophers were divided as to whether Plato meant the work to be taken literally or mythically, as are modern scholars. The work was arguably the single most cited work by early church fathers. And the text I want to reflect on (28a) is…
OK, we don’t really think this is the difference between theology and philosophy, but how does this guy not get that not believing in believing is, itself, a belief?
The New York Times recently posted a review of Alvin Plantinga’s book, Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism. In it, Plantinga argues on philosophical grounds that, among other things, theism is not in conflict with science, that a belief in naturalism along with evolution is contradictory, and that “Faith…is another basic way of forming beliefs, distinct…
by: Greg Boyd The Hexagaon in a Nutshell For those of you who don’t have the twenty to thirty minutes it will probably take to read this essay but who nevertheless would like to have some idea of what the Logical Hexagon is all about, here is my two sentence elevator speech: The Logical Hexagon…