Faith in Materialism
Paul Campos has written an interesting essay in the Rocky Mountain News. Here is the central point:
Materialism, as a philososphical doctrine, has the great advantage that it reduces the catalog of things that actually exist to those which can be investigated by science. It has the great disadvantage that it requires treating as illusions morality, art, free will, and much else that most people call 'reality.' That, of course, does not make it false. It does, however, make it literally incredible to anyone who hasn't made the leap of faith materialism requires.I have a few materialist friends and readers. I wonder if any would care to comment on or refute Campos's statement.