Tag: materialism

The Materialism of Thomas Hobbes

A black and white portrait of Thomas Hobbes

Welcome to this week’s philosophy post. Today, I’ll be offering a snapshot of the life and thought of the British philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who lived between 1588 – 1679 and is known for his materialist perspective, as well as for being one of the… Continue Reading “The Materialism of Thomas Hobbes”

The Theory of Atoms

An abstract image depicting many different globes

Welcome to this week’s Friday Philosophy post, in which we’ll be taking a brief look at one of the ancient Greek ‘atomist’ philosophers, a man named Democritus. We’re actually jumping back in time a little, as Democritus is a presocratic thinker, but it makes… Continue Reading “The Theory of Atoms”

Hearing Voices or Hearing God?

A man praying in front of a dark wooden wall

Have you ever heard a Christian say, “God placed it on my heart” to do such and such? Let’s take a brief look at what a statement like this might mean, and what it says about the relationship between God and human beings.