What Is Logic?

Image by Frits Ahlefeldt, Flickr, Creative Commons    By Dr. P.D. Magnus (left), Dr. Cathal Woods (right), and Dr. J. Robert Loftis (not pictured) Magnus: Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair, University at Albany, SUNY Woods: Professor of Philosophy, Virginia Weslayan College Loftis: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Lorain County Community College Introduction Logic is a part[…]

Belief in Supernatural Beings is Totally Natural – and False

Craig Cloutier/Flickr/Creative Commons By Dr. Stephen Law / 12.15.2015 Philosopher and Author Centre for Inquiry Human beings are remarkably prone to supernatural beliefs and, in particular, to beliefs in invisible agents – beings that, like us, act on the basis of their beliefs and desires, but that, unlike us, aren’t usually visible to the naked eye. Belief in[…]

Personal Beliefs Versus Scientific Innovation: Getting Past a Flat Earth Mentality

Can new ideas break through preconceived notions? Light bulb image via www.shutterstock.com. By Dr. Igor Juricevic / 06.13.2016 Assistant Professor of Psychology (Perception and Cognition) Indiana University South Bend The history of science is also a history of people resisting new discoveries that conflict with conventional wisdom. When Galileo promoted Copernicus’ theory that the Earth revolves[…]