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The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I
February 19, 2015 – 3:17 am | No Comment
The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I

Faced with the vast seas to be explored, the small band of professional translators of Sanskrit tend to feel like infants paddling on the Atlantic foreshore.

The Subtle Sensations of Faith
February 5, 2015 – 3:26 am | 5 Comments
The Subtle Sensations of Faith

“Faith cannot save you from the claims of reason, except insofar as it preserves and protects that wonderful, terrible time when reason, if only for a moment, lost its claim on you.”

We Aren’t the World
January 22, 2015 – 2:52 am | No Comment
We Aren’t the World

Cross-cultural studies that suggest that the “weird” Western mind is the most self-aggrandizing and egotistical on the planet: we are more likely to promote ourselves as individuals versus advancing as a group.

The Philosophy of Captivity
January 12, 2015 – 3:37 am | No Comment
The Philosophy of Captivity

Human exceptionalism sees humans as the only beings worthy of moral concern.

The Case for ‘Soft Atheism’
January 5, 2015 – 3:10 am | 4 Comments
The Case for ‘Soft Atheism’

If a “transcendent” should exist, all our categories for describing it are woefully inadequate.

The Dangerous American Myth of Corporate Spirituality
January 1, 2015 – 3:30 am | One Comment
The Dangerous American Myth of Corporate Spirituality

Every religion can get appropriated by the West’s consumerist ideology.

Do animals cry?
December 22, 2014 – 3:00 am | 2 Comments
Do animals cry?

When animals cry, are they crying, in the full human sense?

Free Will: Mind or Soul?
December 8, 2014 – 3:00 am | One Comment
Free Will: Mind or Soul?

In this study, having a soul was a poor predictor of being seen as having free will or meriting blame.

Consumption is All-consuming
November 20, 2014 – 3:14 am | No Comment
Consumption is All-consuming

We primarily buy commodities neither on account of their utility nor as status symbols; we consume them in order to make our life pleasurable and meaningful.

Is ‘Progress’ Good for Humanity?
November 13, 2014 – 3:28 am | No Comment
Is ‘Progress’ Good for Humanity?

Sustainability-minded thinkers question whether the Industrial Revolution has jeopardized humankind’s ability to live happily and sustainably upon the Earth.

Results of world’s largest Near Death Experiences study published
October 18, 2014 – 3:01 am | No Comment
Results of world’s largest Near Death Experiences study published

The recalled experience surrounding death merits a genuine investigation without prejudice.