I don’t see how you can “automatically” strip anyone of citizenship without a trial that establishes guilt. And even if that were the case, the Left doesn’t care about citizenship: for them, non-citizens have the same rights as citizens. Joe Lieberman is supposedly trying to update sedition laws to preremptorily strip citizenship from people who consort with, give aid to, take training from enemies of … Continue reading Does this make me epistemically open?
Because he sold his soul, but at least Bart got $5 for it (from Milhouse no less), and it cost him. As it turns out, nearly 7,500 shoppers online sold their souls as well – and I wonder if their sense of humor is intact. Per FoxNews (today on their twitter feed as well): A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls … Continue reading “Laughter is the language of the Soul.” (Pablo Neruda)
I’m sure this would give Prof. Sadun heartburn, but he really needs to watch it. Please comment. I’m interested in hearing from the “experts” who read this blog about the descriptions of the various forms of government. Continue reading Re: Revising History
Judith Jarvis Thomson, near the end of her well-known article “A Defense of Abortion,” writes, … while I am arguing for the permissibility of abortion in some cases, I am not arguing for the right to secure the death of the unborn child. It is easy to confuse these two things in that up to a certain point in the life of the fetus it … Continue reading Obama on Abortion
Here‘s an excellent article on how to survive disaster—and cope with the lesser problems and annoyances that most of us are much more likely to face. (HT: Brian Lollar) Continue reading Survival Skills
First edition! Signed copy! Thanks to Matt for telling me about it. Continue reading Plato on Craigslist
Shrinkwrapped has an excellent post on the temptation to try to make people better, and the misery it inevitably entails. I trace the tendency to Rousseau’s second Discourse, which argues that private property makes people artificial, making them try to seem to be what they are not. This leads to Marx’s concepts of alienation and false consciousness, Sartre’s notion of bad faith, and massive, disastrous … Continue reading Changing Human Nature
Lydia McGrew reflects on the essence of a pillow, with surprising results. Continue reading Essentialiszzzz….
Max Tegmark argues that it is, delighting neo-Pythagoreans everywhere. Continue reading Is Everything Mathematical?
Who is the greatest modern day thinker? Most of the responses are silly—Homer Simpson, Stan on South Park, L. Ron Hubbard, etc. The striking thing is that so few people nominate anyone contemporary philosophers tend to take seriously. Depending on how loosely one defines “modern day,” within philosophy Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Rudolf Carnap, W. V. O. Quine, Wilfrid Sellars, Saul Kripke, and David Lewis … Continue reading The Greatest Modern Day Thinker