Is the Matter of Metaphysics Immaterial? Yes and No

Inaugural issue—"What's Real and What Is Not"

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Hamlet’s Soliloquy

Hamlet’s downfall did not arise out of a wrong answer to the question he posed, but out of the arrogation to himself of the right to determine his own existence or annihilation.

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Orientalists, Militants, and the Meanings of Jihad

How widespread misuse of the term “jihad” creates confusion and misunderstanding about a core concept in Islam.


Do Reason and Revelation Guide Us to the Same Good?

For Jews, Christians, and Muslims confidence in what reason discloses as moral precepts is enriched by God’s act of revealing to us what He requires of us.


Letter from the Editor

It is our contention that, in essence, the foundations of Islam are sound, but the house that harbors this civilization has fallen into deep dereliction. It is in need of renovation, not reformation.

Beware What Comes Within from Without

Does habitual exposure to digital images destroy the stillness of heart required for seeing God within our soul?

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What Images Are Doing to Our Souls

Can spiritual philosophy teach us how to pay attention to the effects digital images have on our souls?


Can Our Science and Economics Honor Nature?

Our insatiable desire to view nature as a material resource can only be repelled by acknowledging immaterial reality.

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The Great Chain of Consciousness

Why did many Muslim metaphysicians see the universe and all of its contents as alive?

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Can Materialism Explain the Mind?

Some philosophers believe materialism has now reached an insurmountable quandary in the question of consciousness.


Al-Ghazālī on Cause and Effect

In his discussion on causality, did al-Ghazālī succeed in safeguarding miracles as well as certainty about the world?

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When a Metaphor Becomes Matter for a Christian

Can we use poetics to understand Scripture?

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Finding the Authentic Self

Can experience be a path to self knowledge?