Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fair Questions: Why be friends first?

A lot of folks really want to fall in love.  Or lust.  It’s often difficult to tell which when the falling begins.  That’s mostly due to perfectly normal human biochemistry, though.  Because of the rush of hormones and the emotional … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Do political views always precede philosophy?

Recently, a friend linked to this post about public philosophy from Adriel Trott.  It contained many good points, and I recommend reading the whole thing.  But there was one point in particular that stuck out to me.  Trott points out … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: How can we define socialism?

Recently, I made the observation that the way in which I came to my definition of socialism was to engage with socialists and learn about their views.  A friend pointed out that this might not be the best way to … Continue reading

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The New Gods of the Gaps

Recently, I’ve been noticing a trend in argumentation.  As a philosopher, arguments and their uses are a subject of great interest to me.  One of the phrases used by both Christians and atheists to describe a fallacious teleological argument is … Continue reading

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8 Years Later: Did we do the right thing?

Back in 2008, I asked a question that I think we should all ask ourselves regularly.  Did we do the right thing?  I was asking this question just after the election of President Obama to his 1st term in the … Continue reading

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Unfair Questions: Why aren’t you me?

Though I have admitted that being outraged is perfectly normal and understandable, I’ve also mentioned before that it is dangerous to our political discourse to actively encourage a perpetual cycle of outrage in the way that our media outlets often … Continue reading

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Unfair Questions: Why waste your vote again?

During the lead-up to the last Presidential election back in 2012, I responded to a question that is often asked of those of us who vote for neither Republicans or Democrats in Presidential and/or Congressional elections.  And given the way … Continue reading

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