David J. Theroux | Saturday February 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM PST | 36 Comments
The world-renowned philosopher Alvin C. Plantinga has recently received the prestigious Nicholas Rescher Prize for Contributions to Systematic Philosophy, awarded by the University of Pittsburgh’s Departments of Philosophy, History, and Philosophy of Science, and the Center for the History and Philosophy of Science. Plantinga is widely known for his work in the philosophy of...
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David J. Theroux | Monday December 19, 2011 at 7:29 PM PST | 19 Comments
We live in an increasingly secularized world of massive and pervasive nation states in which traditional religion, especially Christianity, is ruled unwelcome and even a real danger on the basis of a purported history of intolerance and “religious violence.” This is found in most all “public” domains, including the institutions of education, business, government,...
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David J. Theroux | Saturday April 16, 2011 at 3:47 PM PST | 7 Comments
In a very good, new article in the Times of London, “Philosophers are finding fresh meanings in truth, beauty and goodness,” philosopher John Cottingham (University of Reading) discusses the fact that the absurdities of what has dominated philosophy and the bulk of intellectual and political culture for at least two hundred years are increasingly...
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Robert Higgs | Friday January 14, 2011 at 7:37 PM PST | 6 Comments
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a central bank soweth, that shall it also reap. The legislator that is without sin among you, let him cast the first vote to outlaw victimless actions. Given that more than 4,500 actions are now considered federal crimes, blessed are the merciful federal prosecutors, for...
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David J. Theroux | Thursday July 10, 2008 at 11:01 PM PST | 0 Comments
On July 8th, our dear friend Sir John M. Templeton passed away at the age of 95. We deeply share the sadness of this loss with the many people worldwide who have had the pleasure of knowing and working with him. On October 1, 1998, we had the distinct privilege of hosting our gala...
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