Posts tagged "william james"
Religion-Secular, Tangled Divisions

Religion-Secular, Tangled Divisions

What does it mean to pursue, inhabit, or lead a valuable, ethical life in a secular age? Are we living in a post-secular world? A review of two new essay collections.

What Almost Everyone Else Believes

From "Which Way Madness Lies" by Rachel Aviv in the December issue of Harper's magazine (subscription):
[Doctors] have to identify delusions before the patient really believes in them.  When does a strong idea take on a pathological flavor?  How does a metaphysical crisis morph into a medical one?  At what point does our interpretation of...