Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Blogspotting: Secular Philosophy
Via The Leiter Reports, there's a new blog out called Secular Philosophy, featuring Daniel Dennett and Colin McGinn. McGinn and Dennett will make for an interesting dynamic, as McGinn is one of those dreaded "mysterians" Dennett is always complaining about. Also, re: Leiter's comment on the number of theistic philosophers: I recently had a prof tell me he was shocked by the number of theists showing up in grad schools these days. What I really worry about is the Campus Crusade produced William Lane Craig fans. I know there are at least a few currently finding their way into grad schools, but I don't know how much of the wave of theists my prof to me about is a product of Crusade. Certainly if Craig wannabes became a major force in philosophy it would be an unmitigated disaster, given the complete disregard for professional ethics that approach involves.