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David Bruce (born 1954): The Problem of Evil

Let’s say you are walking along the sidewalk and suddenly you hear a scream for help from the other side of the street. You look and you see a gang of men has started raping a woman. What do you … Continue reading

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David Bruce (born 1954) — Agnostism: A Good Option?

I. William Kingdon Clifford (1845-1879) and T. H. Huxley (1825-1895): Agnosticism — The Only Legitimate Response Two people who believed that it is both illogical and immoral to believe in God are William Kingdon Clifford (1845-1879) and Thomas Henry Huxley … Continue reading

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David Bruce (born 1954): Mystical Experiences

https://pixabay.com/en/heart-love-sunset-the-sun-sky-3147976/ Are mystical experiences common? It wouldn’t seem so; however, Andrew Greeley reported in “Mysticism Goes Mainstream,” an article published in the January-February 1987 issue of American Healththat “a full 35% of Americans reported they had had a mystical experience: … Continue reading

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David Bruce (born 1954): What is Philosophy?

https://pixabay.com/en/thought-idea-innovation-imagination-2123970/ What is philosophy? Usually, it is defined in two ways, neither of which tells the whole truth. First, philosophy is defined as the “love of wisdom.” That’s OK, but don’t many people who aren’t philosophers love wisdom? Scientists and … Continue reading

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David Bruce (born 1954): Animals

In his book Moral Literacy: or How to Do the Right Thing (Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Co., 1992), British philosopher Colin McGinn writes, We should, at the very least, minimize our dependence on animals, treating their interests as comparable to the … Continue reading

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David Bruce (born 1954): Harassment

The situation: You are walking the streets of your town alone early in the morning after a night out when you see a woman being harassed by three drunk men. There is no doubt that she is being harassed because … Continue reading

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David Bruce (born 1954): Sex and Lyi

The situation: You are a guy, and you have been on a first date with a woman that you really don’t care for, but who you know does care for you very much. You realize that she is receptive to … Continue reading

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