Philosophy - Ideas

The Scientific Revolution of the Middle Ages and Galileo's Contribution

By James Hannam

James Hannam discusses the Scientific Revolution that happened during the Middle Ages and the contribution that Galileo made along with the Church's resistance. He also discusses Galileo's efforts to progress the assertions of Nicolaus Copernicus, a Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that the earth revolved around the sun.

Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer and physicist. He was highly controversial and argued for free enquiry and expression at a time when the church was very cautious about challenge. He was eventually condemned by the Roman Inquisition, ostensibly for his support of Copernican ideas about the cosmos, but perhaps also for his atomist theory of matter, which threatened notions of transubstantiation.

Romanticism and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

By Douglas Hedley

Douglas Hedley discusses Romanticism as it emerges from Enlightenment and the life and theology of the philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, philosopher and theologian, who with William Wordsworth founded the Romantic Movement. He is mostly remembered for his poetry and literary criticism, alongside his addiction and turbulent life. However, these were informed by religious notions of universal life-consciousness and unity.

Alvin Plantinga. Part 1.

By Daniel Hill

Daniel Hill discusses the influential Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga.

Enlightenment—Its Origins and Implications

By Tim Hull

Tim Hull discusses the origins and implications of the Enlightenment.

Exploration of the Faith verses Reason argument

By Tim Hull

Tim Hull explores the Faith verses Reason argument by discussing the argument from early philosophers to present day thinking by principally referring to Plato's image of someone emerging from a cave.

Hegel Part 2

By Tim Hull

Tim Hull continues his portrait of Hegel and his philosophy.

Georg Wilhelm Hegel was a German philosopher, principally famous for the development of idealism through a dialectical view of progress from thesis to antithesis to synthesis. His famous work, Phenomenology of the Mind, considers how the human mind can move beyond consciousness, to self-consciousness, reason, spirit, religion and absolute knowledge.

Hegel: A Dramatic Introduction Part 1

By Tim Hull

Tim Hull discusses Hegel's pervasive influence over 18th and 19th century philosophy.

Georg Wilhelm Hegel was a German philosopher, principally famous for the development of idealism through a dialectical view of progress from thesis to antithesis to synthesis. His famous work, Phenomenology of the Mind, considers how the human mind can move beyond consciousness, to self-consciousness, reason, spirit, religion and absolute knowledge.

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