I hope you enjoy flipping through the latest files on philosophy from the collection below. 'Philosophy', as I use the word, refers to the rigorous examination of the most fundamental aspects of our worldviews, some of which we rarely question. The results of questioning them are often surprising; I hope that they are also interesting.
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The alleged fine-tuning of the universe to support life is often cited as evidence of God's existence. Is it convincing?
The volume of suffering in the world is, notoriously, a problem for those who believe in God. How serious is it, and how are we to evaluate this question?
How did Berkeley argue for his striking philosophical position?
Did Berkeley misunderstand Locke’s view of secondary qualities in a way which mattered to his project?
Berkeley denied that objects like trees were material substances. Was he an early advocate of the phenomenalist account of what their existence involved?