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The Gadfly: A Socratic Interrogation of Naturalism, by B. T. Newberg

Today we continue our late-winter theme of “Order and Structure” with B. T. Newberg’s Socratic interrogation of naturalism. Socrates was known as the gadfly of Athens because he asked the questions no one wanted to answer. While waiting in line for his…

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Ancient philosophy meets Darwin: Can science offer a way of life?

Ancient philosophers differed from those today in one crucial way: For them, philosophy was a way of life. Can science, too, be a way of life? Philosophy as a way of life All the ancient philosophers, from Socrates to the…

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