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Moral Foundations Critiqued

This was originally posted as a guest blog post on The Tippling Philosopher, on April 19, 2016. What follows is largely drawn from my dissertation, which I submitted as part of the requirement for my BSc in psychology. Despite being … Continue reading

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Balls! 2 (Balls on the Brain)

This is a crosspost from my weekly guest blog post at The Tippling Philosopher. I will be moving more of the material that is posted there over here in the coming weeks.   Some folks got quite exercised about the … Continue reading

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Interview with Brian McLaren

Hi, Brian, thanks for agreeing to this interview. I’d like to start, if I may, by just getting a quick overview of who you are and what you do. So, who is Brian McLaren, and what does Brian McLaren do? … Continue reading

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Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk?

(An Allowable Psychologism?, pt. 1) In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter asks Alice, “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” After several pages of delay the Hatter finally admits, “I haven’t the slightest idea.” Cracked characterizes this … Continue reading

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An Allowable Psychologism?

This is the first in an intermittent series where I will use psychology to illuminate philosophy. (I do have a degree in psychology, but am merely a hobbyist philosopher.) Specifically, I intend to explore the possibility that understanding psychology can … Continue reading

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Does anybody really think?, pt. 2 (Does any body really feel?)

The first part of this blog detailed what I saw as flaws in the methodology and the presentation of the statistics that was the basis of the documentary ‘What British Muslims Really Think.’ In this second part I want to … Continue reading

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Does anybody really think?, pt. 1

I want to take a closer look at the recent Channel 4 programme ‘What British Muslims Really Think’, now described on My4 as “Trevor Phillips presents the results of a rigorous survey of the views of British Muslims.” To call … Continue reading

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