Friday, February 24, 2012

on superstition

How apropos that a philosopher who lives out in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona should write on the nature of superstition. Read Bill Vallicella's blog post here. By Vallicella's lights, superstition is predicated on three conditions:

1. an erroneous belief about the [causal] structure of nature...

2. [...]that makes reference to a supernatural agent[...]

3. [...]and involves a corruption or distortion of a genuine religious belief.

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