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Back to Basics (3). Self-Improvement As a Core Value

Self-improvement is the final core value, and so this completes this series of three articles. Stoicism is the ancient philosophy that merges philosophy generally with self-improvement, and perhaps this is why there is so much interest in Stoicism today. Continue reading

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Back to Basics (2). Freedom As a Core Value

Is freedom one of your core values? Why or why not? What is freedom? What’s so great about it? If you are not free, what is blocking your freedom? What can you do to remove the blocks to your freedom, be they personal or societal? Continue reading

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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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Is Covid-19 a Global Cult?

Is Covid-19 understood as global pandemic a medical truth based on proven facts or a corporate-governmental-media narrative based on inculcated fear and a plan for control? Continue reading

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Does a Technology-Driven Civilization Need Liberal Arts Learning?

To say higher education in the U.S. is in poor shape may be the understatement of the century. Whether it is due to outrageous and still-rising tuition payments now made by undergraduates and students in professional programs who will graduate … Continue reading

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