Brent Silby


  • Brent Silby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    Compatibilism is the philosophical position which solves the problem. The ancient philosophers known as the Stoics were compatibilists. More recently, Hume (17th century) advocated compatibilism. Contemporary philosophers such as Daniel Dennett have revived the idea. Basically, the compatibilist suggests that “freedom” is NOT some special…[Read more]

  • Brent Silby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    “It’s enormously important to shake off the shackles of religion from the study of morality,”

    Richard Dawkins should visit a philosophy department. Philosophy departments have been offering courses in secular ethics since… well, since philosophy was invented. Plato famously removed God from ethics 2500 years ago. Pretty much all undergrad philo…[Read more]