Philosophy Archive

Why so many religions?

By Ajit Krishna Dasa Question: “If there’s one God, why are there more than 4,000 religions?” My answer: You could also ask: If there

Vedic Epistemology Properly Understood

By Ajit Krishna Dasa   Krishna consciousness is self-authenticating (svatah-pramana). It cannot be independently proven by any outside evidence. It is itself the only

Atheists Cannot Prove the Existence of Matter

By Ajit Krishna Dasa Atheistic claim: Theists cannot prove the existence of spirit. We only have experience with matter. Rebuttal: On atheism we cannot

The “God Does Not Exist” Self-Contradiction

A person who says “God does not exist” contradicts himself in at least three ways: 1) By presupposing the existence of objective values. As

Intelligence is Proof of God

  “The Personality of Godhead Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is in every living being along with the individual soul. And this fact is perceived and

Philosophers by Default

We wake up in this world realizing we have two urges that are irremovable parts of our nature: The urge to live and avoid

Logical Fallacies and Logical Ways of Thinking Explained by Srila Prabhupada

Prabhupada: "Vicara means you just try to understand the gift of Lord Caitanya by logic, vicara. Don't follow blindly. Following blindly something, that is

Naturalism is Self-Defeating

Alvin Plantinga: “Toward the end of the book, Dawkins endorses a certain limited skepticism. Since we have been cobbled together by (unguided) evolution, it

Determinism Can’t Be Rationally Affirmed

Think twice if you believe in determinism: Dr. William Lane Craig: “It seems to me that determinism is rationally unaffirmable. You cannot rationally affirm

Prabhupada and The Moral Argument

When I  first wrote “The Moral Argument for the Existence of God” I experienced that some devotees were very critical of the argument. Some