Boris Johnson’s Death By A Thousand Qualifications: Anthony Flew’s Falsification and Johnson’s Resignation

Trigger Warning and Content Warning – mentions of sex scandals and sexual assault.  If you have been affected by these issues, you can access Rape Crisis at 0808 802 9999 who help those who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Introduction On Thursday 7th June, Boris Johnson finally decided to resign as Prime Minister. ForContinue reading “Boris Johnson’s Death By A Thousand Qualifications: Anthony Flew’s Falsification and Johnson’s Resignation”

What Do Frogs And Steam Trains Have To Do With The Human Mind? Huxley’s Epiphenomenalism And Mental Causation

Introduction The 19th century was an exciting time to be alive. Incredible inventions were being discovered (such as the steam engine) new scientific theories were being developed (such as Darwin’s theory of evolution) and new philosophical positions were being created (such as utilitarianism). The Victorians were also fascinated with carrying out lobotomies and decapitations onContinue reading “What Do Frogs And Steam Trains Have To Do With The Human Mind? Huxley’s Epiphenomenalism And Mental Causation”

The Invisible Gardener: Part 2 Flew (Famous Philosophical Thought Experiments 1)

If you missed part one on the creation of the Parable of the Invisible Gardener by John Wisdom and the problems of subjectivity in gaining knowledge, you can get it here. ~o~ Flew objected to Wisdom’s parable because he didn’t believe it was an accurate comparison to how we argue for the existence of God.Continue reading “The Invisible Gardener: Part 2 Flew (Famous Philosophical Thought Experiments 1)”

The Invisible Gardener: Part 1 Wisdom (Famous Philosophical Thought Experiments 1)

The Parable of the Invisible Gardener is a philosophical thought experiment originated by John Wisdom. It’s main application is to religious language and how people lead to different conclusions about the existence of God from the same evidence. However, it demonstrates a wider issue within science. It attempts to demonstrate that our conclusions from scientificContinue reading “The Invisible Gardener: Part 1 Wisdom (Famous Philosophical Thought Experiments 1)”

Is Science a Dogma? A Response.

In today’s modern age, we accept scientific knowledge without question. However, this has been objected to by Rana, who argues that the fallibility of science means that we should not take it as certain, and accept that knowledge is fallible. This essay will explore this and lead to the conclusion that Rana is indeed correctContinue reading “Is Science a Dogma? A Response.”