When church-goers declare, “I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth,” they refer to the psychological state of “belief.” But what is the psychological nature of religious “belief”—or credence? And do believers really believe their so-called "beliefs"?
July 20 : Tainted by the Sins of Our Fathers?
Imagine discovering that your grandfather was a serial killer. Would you feel guilty about it?...
July 13 : What Are Leaders Made of?
There seems to be a paradox in leadership: the qualities of ruthlessness and opportunism necessary...
July 6 : What Is Love?
It may seem doubtful that philosophers have much to tell us about love (beyond their love of wisdom...
What we think about Edward Snowden exposing the NSA’s program of spying on our emails, phone calls, and the like, probably turns on what we think about privacy. So what is privacy? An inalienable right? Or a privilege we need to give up on behalf of national security?