Brief Biography of

James Still

 

Name: James Still

Degree:  B.A., Philosophy, University of Minnesota (1998)

Since 1996, James Still has helped to build and maintain the Secular Web. He wrote an analysis of William Lane Craig's kalam cosmological argument for the existence of God that was included in the Naturalism, Theism, and the Scientific Enterprise conferenceat the University of Texas at Austin on February 20-23, 1997. He served as president of the Internet Infidels from 2000 until 2002. Compulsively and deterministically he dwells on philosophical problems and issues, especially the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, epistemology, religion, and logic. He is an avid yoga practitioner and reads widely in Eastern mysticism. Considering all of the hot air coming out of modern academia these days, he finds it ironic that in 1992 great wisdom came from two unlikely sources. First, Rodney King, whose beating at the hands of Los Angeles police caused a widespread riot asked half-rhetorically "Can't we all just get along?" Then later that year Admiral James Stockdale asked in his Vice Presidential debate, "Who am I? Why am I here?" thus simultaneously summing up the problem both of human beings and of modern democracy in America. Still believes fervently that great philosophy involves asking questions such as these rather than pretending to know all of the answers.


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