Ed Buckner

Ed Buckner studied and taught philosophy at the University of Bristol in England. He has a number of publications in the area of both analytic philosophy and medieval logic and philosophy. He is the author, with Jack Zupko, of Duns Scotus on Time & Existence, a translation of an early work by the philosopher-theologian Duns Scotus, with a comprehensive and detailed commentary. Now mostly retired, he curates the Logic Museum, a collection of primary sources in the history of logic.


  1. Dale Tuggy
    September 15, 2016 @ 9:45 am

    Great post, Ed.

    “mythologically true” – i.e. apt to cause us to be less self-centered and more other-centered and “Reality-centered” (i.e. some oriented to the ineffable Something he postulates). That’s his view.

    In my view, Hick’s version of religious pluralism has been about as thoroughly refuted as any major theory in philosophy. You highlight an obvious complaint; a similar point is made by Peter van Inwagen in his essay “Non Est Hick.” Through sheer force of will, and a lot of pretty good writing, Hick made this THE pluralist theory in many scholars’ minds by the late 1990s.

    For the curious, here’s an overview of Hick’s pluralism I wrote last year: http://www.iep.utm.edu/reli-div/#SH2e


  2. Sean Michael Killackey
    September 11, 2016 @ 11:48 am

    Good points. I love it when arguments for a position apply just as well to their own case, or that they make the claim they deny.


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