Freud’s A Future of an Illusion

Sigmund Freud’s A Future of an Illusion (1927) is one of the classical works in psychology of religion that students still read nowadays. And for a good reason, because Freud’s ideas informed the whole bunch of twentieth century psychologists, many of whom, like Erich Fromm, also touched a topic of religion. Following is my brief […]

Traditional Music: Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair (Traditional English) Scarborough Fair is a traditional English folk song about the Yorkshire town of Scarborough. The town traces its history back to the Roman times, and the famous fair was performed there since the 13th century in August and September. One of the first mentions of the song appears in 1891 in […]

Scientism as a case of pseudoscience

When we talk about a pseudoscience, one usually think about religion-related examples like creation science or astrology as an example of pseudoscience. However, pseudoscience is often generated by scientists themselves when they try to make universal implications of their particular scientific knowledge. As an example, let me use scientism, which is the idea that all […]