Material Guy

The Really Hard Problem
Meaning in a Material World
Owen Flanagan
MIT Press, $27.95, 288 pp.

Philosophers of mind these days don’t usually have much to say one way or the other about religion. This is because most of them think that a complete inventory of what there is in the world yields only physical entities (they are physicalists), and that there are no supernatural entitites—no gods, no God, no demons, no angels (they are naturalists). These commitments make them likely to judge religious supernaturalism and dualism false and therefore without...

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Paul J. Griffiths holds the Warren Chair of Catholic Theology at Duke University.