Borders, Betrand Russell, and the Mind


I’m planning on getting some new stuff up here soon.  Topics I want to post have been percolating in my brain for some time now.  I’ve just been very else where lately and haven’t gotten to it yet.

I’m inspired to crank out some posts because I took a visit to my local Borders.  They had a going-out-of-business sale, and I picked up a few books.  One is an overview of philosophy of mind, which I consider a subject I need to learn more about.  The second is Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a  Christian.  I’ve wanted to read what one of the greatest atheistic thinkers of the past century had to levy against Christian theism.  As of now, I’m only a few pages in, but it feels a little too reminiscent of the vitriol of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris.  With my choice in Russell, I intended to avoid the sophistry of the “four horsemen.”  Pardon the pun, but I sincerely hope I haven’t misplaced my faith in the wrong atheist with my selection.  Anyway, I’ll be posting my thoughts on it when I’m finished for everyone to see.

And not to borrow from Ron Burgundy too much:

Stay classy, Internet world,

Modus Pownens


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