From Skeptic vol. 2, no. 2, 1993, pp. 74-81. The following article is copyright © 1993 by the Skeptics Society, P.O. Box 338, Altadena, CA 91001, (818) 794-3119. Permission has been granted for noncommercial electronic circulation of this article in its entirety, including this notice. By Michael Shermer Freudian projection is the process of attributing … Read more
Metaphysics is the study of the basic nature of the universe. A philosopher’s metaphysics forms the foundation of the rest of his philosophy.
If you ask most people about the philosophy they hold, their eyes glaze over and they mutter something about following Jesus, or Mao, or Buddha, or if they smell of cloves they might quote Sartre. Ayn Rand says it best: “In order to live, man must act; in order to act, he must make choices; … Read more
“[M]an, by his nature as a conceptual being, cannot function at all without some form of philosophy to serve as guide,” (Peikoff, 1991, p. 1). Man must have some kind of philosophy. The only choice open to man is whether he chooses his philosophy or it is thrown together at random (Binswanger, 1986, p. 359). … Read more