March 2011

Is it All Just Relative?

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Free Will

There's a long history of philosophers worrying about whether we’re really free.  One of the first worries was whether we can be free, given God’s alleged omniscience, which seems to mean He knows what we are going to do before we do it.

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John Locke

In America, the 17th century British philosopher, John Locke is probably best known as one of the inspirations for the Founding Fathers.  His Two Treatises of Government argues against the divine right of kings, and in favor of government by the consent of the governed.  His views were

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