A Theory of Us

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Philosophy meets religion

For all of religion's popularity and significance, the philosophical case for the truth of religion is far from clear...


Christianity: statistics

Christianity is the world's most popular religion. From transubstantiation to sex before marriage, what do Christians believe? 


Islam: statistics

Islam is the world's second most popular religion. From the status of the Quran to the morality of terrorism, what do Muslims around the world believe? 




The meaning of life

What is the meaning of life? If our lives do have some kind of spiritual meaning, what is the most plausible understanding to take of that? 

Unity in being

Surprising conclusions can be drawn about the nature of god from the philosophy of identity. It all starts with beavers, spiders, and termites...


Newspaper, magazine, and website articles


Who cares?

Our ability to feel compassion is tightly linked to our ability to imagine ourselves in someone else's shoes. However, actually doing that takes courage...


The many faces of the burqa

The burqa/niqab is not merely a symbol of female oppression—it is an instrument of it. Though unfortunate, that does not necessarily mean it should be banned. 


Is Islam violent? The answer isn't as simple as many think

The role of Islam in causing violence is analogous to a dangerous corner on a road...