Thursday, December 9, 2010

From Abracadabra to Zombies

THE SKEPTIC'S DICTIONARY is a wonderful resource, arranged alphabetically and by hyperlink, for anyone looking for briefs on such topics as "backward (satanic) messages", "chakra", "diploma mill", or almost any fraud or hoax you can think of. A great critical thinking resource. It was recently brought to my attention that its author and editor, Robert T. Carroll, is a UCSD Philosophy Department alum, as he writes on his bio page.

I received my Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego in 1974. My doctoral dissertation was done under the direction of Richard H. Popkin and was entitled The Common-Sense Philosophy of Religion of Bishop Edward Stillingfleet (1635-1699). It was published by Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, in 1975.

(Hat tip to Craig Callender for the pointer.)