The Box – Philosophical and Psychological Thriller

Studying ethics? Why not spend an evening watching the screwed up psychological thriller ‘The Box‘ starring Cameron Diaz? This tense movie has an intriguing ethical premise. ¬†‘The Box’ definitely gets you thinking on a philosophical level. It is based on the short story ‘Button-Button‘ by Richard Matheson. The Box Set in 1976, ‘The Box’ is … Read moreThe Box – Philosophical and Psychological Thriller

The Young Jung – A Background to Carl Gustav Jung

Ever wondered what lead Carl Gustav Jung to his views on religion? Ever wanted to know more about Jung’s working relationship with Sigmund Freud? I know I have! The purpose of this blog is to attempt to answer some of these questions on the background or history of Jung’s views, rather than to explain Jung’s … Read moreThe Young Jung – A Background to Carl Gustav Jung

What is the Difference between Univocal and Equivocal Language?

Aquinas analogical language

Is it ever really possible to speak about God? Traditional answers on talking about God have centred on the via negativa (negation or what God is not) and the via affirmative (the affirmative or positive way). Some philosophers, such as the Vienna Circle, argued that any talk about God was meaningless. There are three main … Read moreWhat is the Difference between Univocal and Equivocal Language?

Ancient Greek Philosophers: Top 5

Philosophy is generally divided into four categories – Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary. Western Philosophy is said to have its origins in Ancient Greece (the ancient cities of Asia Minor). Ancient Greek Philosophy tended to overlap with science and ethics. So, who are my Top 5 Ancient Greek Philosophers? Top 5 Ancient Greek Philosophers #5 … Read moreAncient Greek Philosophers: Top 5

Logical Positivism and the Vienna Circle

Logical Positivism

What is Logical Positivism? Logical positivism is essentially the challenge of science. During the enlightenment period, the main challenge of science presented itself to religion, with its origins in questions of logic and how we could know what was true. Logical positivism as a term was first associated with a group of empirical¬†philosophers in Vienna … Read moreLogical Positivism and the Vienna Circle

Is there any Truth in Freud on Religion?

Despite the criticism Freud receives for his far-fetched psychoanalysis of people and religion, there are some positives which can be drawn out from his work. #1 Paul Tillich’s Positive view on Freud Paul Tillich welcomes Freud analysis of religion. This is because Freud seemed to draw attention to the way in which Christianity had become … Read moreIs there any Truth in Freud on Religion?