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August/September 2017

Volume 37 Number 5


THE FIGHT FOR OUR PHILOSOPHY, PART I

A Symposium in Print
Daniel C. Dennett, Honorary Chair

Introduction
Judy Walker and Tom Flynn

Philosophy as the Las Vegas of Rational Inquiry*
Daniel C. Dennett

The Future of Philosophical Naturalism
Russell Blackford

Naturalism and the Fundamental Question
Stephen Maitzen

Methodological Naturalism and Philosophical Naturalism: Clarifying the Connection
Barbara Forrest

Goldilocks Naturalism
Scott Aikin, Thomas Dabay, and Robert B. Talisse


EDITORIAL

Religion Is An Empirical Question –– Finally*
Robyn E. Blumner


OP-EDS

Only the Truth Will Prevent Harm*
Sarah Haider

Censor Social Media and Lose the War Against Terrorism
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

What If We’re Wrong?
Greta Christina

Religion Is Not the Solution to America’s (or Russia’s) Problems
Gregory S. Paul

The Problem with ‘Privilege’*
Valerie Tarico


LOOKING BACK

35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Doerr's Way
Trump, DeVos, and the 'Kuyperizing' of America
Edd Doerr

The Humanist Soapbox
Of Big Bangs and Little Whimpers
Rudolf B. Schmerl

Humanism and Science
Finding Humanists in Survey Data
Ryan T. Craygun

High Heresy
The Eternity of Time
Barbara Smoker


REVIEWS

The Mystery of Moral Authority
by Russell Blackford
Reviewed by Ronald A. Lindsay

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow,
by Yuval Noah Harari
Reviewed by Paul Bassett


POEM

Private Grief
by Ted Richer