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Epicurus

We tend to think of religious scepticism as a modern outlook but in fact it is very old. As with most great ideas, the Greeks got there first. I have already mentioned Epicurus but only in passing. As he is … Continue reading

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The Buddha’s eggs

In his excellent little book Against All Gods1, A.C. Grayling sets out the view that the claimed “resurgence” of religion around the world is no such thing but is, rather, the last kicks of a dying organism. In support of … Continue reading

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Philosophy, science and the Bus Dilemma

I used to say that I had a drinking problem. Then I would explain that the problem was that I couldn’t afford to drink, at least not in the quantities I desired. This was meant to be a joke but … Continue reading

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