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Posted inPhilosophy

Platonism is vacuous

Reading Time: 3 minutes Abstract ideas are, in my humblest of opinions, the source of the most important arguments in philosophy. The ontology (the nature of the existence) of abstract objects underwrites all other philosophy from morality to mathematics, aesthetics to personhood. You can’t make serious claims about these latter ideas without first understanding the impact of the former. […]

Posted inPhilosophy

What is transcendence?

Reading Time: 10 minutes Transcendence can mean an awful lot of things in many different contexts. But it is a word that carries some heft in philosophical and theological discussions. I have to say, though, that my opinion is that there is often equivocation going on in its usage. This entails that its meaning can shift or be unclear […]

Posted inPhilosophy

Breaching the Epistemic Barrier

Reading Time: 5 minutes I recently wrote an important piece explaining the foundations to my entire worldview. Go read it. I’ll remind you of the impressive infographics I got my design department to put together: The last one illustrates how, when being moral or thinking something about the character or attributes of God, it is impossible to know whether […]

Posted inPhilosophy

Luke Breuer Takes on Conceptual Nominalism

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have a long history in my writing and philosophy here and elsewhere of adhering to a position called “conceptual nominalism”. If you want more details, check out: Philosophy 101 (philpapers induced) #2 – Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism The Pertinence of Nominalism to Religious and Philosophical Debates Natural Law, Essentialism and Nominalism Today, responding […]

Posted inEthics and Morality, Philosophy, Religion, The Secular

Spontaneous Abortion: God Has the Right to Take Lives?

Reading Time: 6 minutes I was recently involved in a discussion/argument that started off with a Christian stating: We want freedom from stupid govt. lockdowns for a non-pandemic. [I will edit these quick Facebook comments only for grammar/punctuation.] Which then distilled down to a conversation about abortion. Because that’s what Christians do, right? I remained true to form: If […]

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