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by Ulalume
9 years ago
5 Logical Fallacies

For those who may be new to logic, formulating arguments, and philosophy in general; understanding basic fallicious arguments will help you to avoid using these arguments in your own life, and further will allow you to seek new evidence and new logical argument strains for whatever it is you...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
9 years ago
5 More Logical Fallacies

I previously wrote an article documenting 5 logical fallicies, and providing some background on what a fallacy is and how to counteract them. Building off where that article left off, I feel compelled to share my every expanding knowledge of fallacies and logical arguments. On the whole, these fallacies...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
10 years ago
On Eliminative Materialism

Materialism is a fascinating topic because it is a belief that is typically misconstrued by those holding to a belief in dualism of the mind and body, and an understanding that comes from sources that would be associated with folk psychology (the church and other archaic sources of knowledge)....

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
9 years ago
5 Additional Logical Fallacies

I am currently working on multiple articles on logical fallacies and logic in general, so as to hopefully be a useful resource for those among us who are interested in learning about arguments and their structure. Many of the fallacies you will read about you may recognize from numerous...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
9 years ago
5 Logic Fallacies


I imagine it may be increasingly evident that I find logic and a study of fallicious argument structures to be most interesting. This is somewhat in part do to my personal beliefs which are rooted significantly in philosophical and scientific studies. I am personally studying philosophy and...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
10 years ago
Response to Ned Blocks Troubles With Functionalism

Ned Block's article "Troubles with Functionalism" is a fascinating read that challenges its readers to, in the least, question functionalism; and potentially even consider it an unbelievable physicalistic thought process. The nature of the article is such that each particular section builds upon the one before it, which adds...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
10 years ago
Response to Thomas Nagels What Is It Like to Be a Bat?

Thomas Nagel has some interesting ideas regarding the mind-body issue as he focuses extensively on the issue of consciousness. The philosophical idea regarding dualism is, in its most basic definition (the separation of the physical and the non-physical), an easy concept to grasp, however when one delves deeper into...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
10 years ago
Response to Hilary Putnams Brains and Behavior

Hilary Putnam's essay "Brains and Behavior" provides a counter-argument to the logical behaviorist's perspective. His ideas are unique, but far too hypothetical than realistic when considering the reality of the real philosophical issues at hand relating to the nature of duality (if one exists at all). While his argument...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
9 years ago
Response to Donald Davidson's Anomalous Monism ("Mental Events")

Donald Davidson's essay "Mental Events" contains some of the most reasonable arguments for monism, while never feeling useless or shy because he does not ascribe to either a strict dualistic or a strictly materialistic viewpoint. While I may not want to say that I whole-heartedly...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
9 years ago
The Supervenience of the Mind and the Human Zombie (Part 2)

To further begin my argument for materialism, I will be analyzing the nature of zombies as human beings perceive them through our rampant imaginations in films, comic books, mythic lore, and popular culture. In David Chalmers' article, "Can Consciousness Be Reductively Explained", he argues...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
9 years ago
Homosexuality is a Sin Therefore God is Evil

Specifically targeting homosexuals for their lifestyle, which scientifically can be seen as having genetic components as opposed to  being merely a choice, declaring that they lack the rights in the public sphere, and further isolating them in such a way to make them a focus ...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
9 years ago
The Supernatural, Science, Milesian Naturalism, and the Truth

In many ways, human beings constantly are evolving their beliefs (both individually and socially) so as to make sense of existence and other epistemological concerns. As is undoubtedly certain by an elementary history lesson or perhaps an examination of our own beliefs, many of our own beliefs have limited...

Entertainment
by Ulalume
8 years ago
Armageddon: An Apocalpytic Movie Review from a Literary Perspective

I know, I know. The movie Armageddon is one people to love to hate on, mostly because it is a Michael Bay action film; and ultimately because of its scientific inaccuracies (of which there are many). It is important to remember this though: this is a movie. Even Michael...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
9 years ago
God on Trial

The video clip on which this article will be based is from the film God on Trial. Though it undoubtedly has its biases (and what does not?), it is an interesting concept and the apparent reality of the evil of the Judao-Christian God is evident. There is a human...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
9 years ago
The Aristotelian Soul, Atomism, Quantum Immortality, and God (Part 1)

Aristotle states in “On the Soul”, that “…matter is potentiality, while form is actuality...” (165). As is self-evident, the material world is constantly evolving. In contrast, forms are the ultimate essences that dress the material world in supposed certainty. Though there would appear to always be some degree of...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
9 years ago
The Supervenience of The Mind and The Human Zombie (Part 3)

To further extend my analogy of a computer, let us consider the nature of the data present both in a computer and in a human being as it relates to anomalies of nature, such as genetic mutations (an individual with Down Syndrome for instance). A question...

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