Category Archives: Philosophy

Peter Singer on Making COVID Vaccines Legally Mandatory

Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer has argued that COVID-19 vaccines should be mandatory for essentially the same reasons that seat belts in automobiles are legally mandatory. In this short comment I respond that his argument collapses under scrutiny that reveals numerous disanalogies between seat belts and the COVID vaccines. Continue reading

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Lost Generation Philosopher Looks Critically at Critical Race Theory

Critical race theory: exposure of American racism and its history? the latest form of academic Marxism?… or a major distraction from the real problems we face? Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Conspiracy Theories?

Are conspiracy theories sometimes not just credible but rational? Read Professor Emeritus Fetzer’s reasoned defense and then decide. Do lot allow mainstream media shouters to decide this issue for you. Continue reading

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So You Want to Get a PhD in Philosophy?

Don’t! Unless you plan with great care! Continue reading

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Life Advice Author Mark Manson on Why You Should Study Philosophy

Mark Manson, noted author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, explains the value you can obtain from studying philosophy. Continue reading

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Basic Conservative Principles, Part 1

What is conservatism today? This two part essay tries to answer that question. Continue reading

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I. The Origins of Liberalism.

(Author’s note: beginning a deeper read.) Liberalism, using that term in its classical sense, assumes that most adults are autonomous and rational individuals, or that autonomy and rationality is their ideal state. The term originated from the Latin liber, meaning … Continue reading

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Antinatalism and Our Fourth Stage Condition

First things first. This is not a book review, as I’ve not read The Ahuman Manifesto by Patricia MacCormack, only read about it, and its author. And that, not extensively. What I’ve read about it indicates: it’s very much in … Continue reading

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Christianity and Theological Liberalism

Christianity and Theological Liberalism – How, in 1923, J. Gresham Machen exposed how Christianity tried to accommodate itself to modern materialism and contributed to its own marginalization in modern society. Continue reading

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The West’s Ongoing Collapse at the Hands of Identity Politics and Neoliberal Ideology: 2019 Update

The free fall of contemporary academia into speech & thought totalitarianism continued … & likely to progress further given the unwillingness of those with resources to use them to oppose this ongoing juggernaut. Continue reading

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