Monthly Archives: January 2016

Fair Questions: How can I be more tolerant of other views?

Today, a friend shared a very useful article on SlateStarCodex with me.  I recommend that anyone who is anywhere on the political spectrum read it.  The author articulates the myriad ways in which our behavior is shaped by in-group bias … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Why do people support Trump?

As a political philosopher, I am interested in understanding the political perspectives of others, both because it generally helps me to dialogue with them more effectively and because it helps me understand my own perspective better. Data is of course … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Confident

In my last post about the importance of setting boundaries, I discussed what happens when we know all the information we need to make a good ethical decision and don’t set healthy boundaries to keep us from making unethical decisions … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: How can I be great in bed?

Sleep like a baby, of course.  You know, one of those babies who sleeps through the night with no problem and never wakes the parents.  That’s one way to be great in bed, but many people seem to believe that … Continue reading

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The Importance of Setting Boundaries

Previously, I tried to explain the importance of asking questions so that we have the right information upon which to base our ethical choices.  But as I’m sure we all know, human beings are not necessarily good at making the … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Is Christianity an inherently political system of thought?

A couple of years ago, I was asked this question by a friend, and I thought it worth revisiting today, on the the day we honor Martin Luther King Jr.  Especially so because many of his political ideals were shaped … Continue reading

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Problem #5,613,160,089.42 with Star Wars

For many years now I have had a bit of a problem with Star Wars that I have remained mostly quiet about, because it doesn’t really impact most people.  The problem I’m referring to isn’t the terrible dialogue in the … Continue reading

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