In an earlier post, I explained my views on morality, including my belief in moral fictionalism. Moral fictionalism as defined there entails moral nihilism. Unsurprisingly, then, I also believe in moral nihilism. It goes without saying that moral nihilism is not a popular position. Instead, most philosophers (and people in general) are moral realists. Although the […]Read More Morality and Moorean Shifts
Imagine someone being asked to create a list of every object that exists. What would the list look like? Depending on who its author is, it may look different in several ways. Take, for example, the size of the list. Some authors might reason that in addition to familiar objects such as keys and tables, […]Read More Do Holes Exist?
Anti-abortion activists usually believe that the practice of abortion constitutes the murder of an innocent human being (or else something similarly heinous). Unsurprisingly, they also usually believe that the law should prohibit abortion in most—if not all—cases, just as it does for other murders. Of course, the successful enforcement of any law prohibiting abortion would […]Read More Punishing Women Who Procure Abortions
In this post, I shall briefly sketch my fundamental approaches to morality and to my writing about it on this blog. Moral realism is the dominant metaethical view among philosophers in the West. It is the view that objective moral facts exist. For the purposes of this definition, a moral fact is simply a true moral […]Read More Moral Nihilism, Moral Fictionalism, and Moral Theorizing
Christianity, at least in its traditional forms, is a religion based upon claims of miraculous events, or “miracle claims”.1 That is, as a metaphysical matter, the truth of certain miracle claims is required for the truth of Christianity. But there’s also a more epistemological sense in which it might be said that Christianity is based […]Read More A Gap Between Miracles and Christianity
Welcome to Nihilos, a blog exploring philosophy, religion, politics, and related matters from a nihilistic and skeptical perspective. We aren’t your conventional nihilists or skeptics, however, and this blog consequently isn’t a conventional nihilistic or skeptical blog either. We evade classification under a single ideology or school of thought, differ between one another on multiple […]Read More Introduction to the Blog