The Counsel of Trent

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Monday, August 28, 2006

SEP Gets Facelift

How 'bout the new look of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, eh?

Looks nice, but I'm not too fond of the presence of the sidebar on the left. But hey, it's free (for now), so who can complain.

With the notable exception of Ruse's deplorable "Creationism" rant that reads like a (low-level) New York Times editorial, all the entries I've read are scholarly and fair.

Long live the SEP!


At Wednesday, August 30, 2006 4:41:00 PM, Blogger B. D. Mooneyham said...

"Rant" seems like a pretty good word to describe the Creationism article.

Have you read the article on the kalam cosmological argument? A lot of it was over my head, but there were a few objections (for instance, the possibility of an actual infinite) that I've been trying to sort out and see if I could rebut.

At Sunday, September 03, 2006 3:47:00 PM, Blogger Trent_Dougherty said...

Yeah, Bruce Reichenback has been the go-to guy for the Cosmo Arg for a long, long time now.

I think the Kalam fairs pretty well. People seem to divide pretty quickly over the significance of the Cantorian paradoxes: some actually think it *refutes* the argument even though Craig uses them to butress the argument.

I think Craig has the better side of it, but there are some sources that have convinced a lot of people that supertasks are possible and I think thought on infinities today is too frequently confused.


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