Tagged: Philosophy

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Old Men in Poorly-Fitting Pants

It’s too horrible to say any of this so baldly, so we find nice ways to phrase it. But that does us no good, recoiling into a cozy bed of euphemisms.

libertarian 114

Libertarians – Join or Die

You could be Mad Online Forever and fail to effect any change whatsoever. But don’t call me a bad libertarian for choosing to live in the real world

multiculturalism 212

Multiculturalism: Can We Talk?

Multiculturalism can be a good thing. Multiculturalism can be a bad thing. These statements are not mutually exclusive, though most people assume they are. At least in the United States, attitudes toward multiculturalism exist...

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Briefly, on the STEM vs Humanities debate

It’s one thing to be critical of some of the excesses. It’s quite another to suggest that there’s something inherently wrong with people who work within STEM disciplines.

Dave Ryan 7

Flying High, and Low

“I can’t find the time” is what we say when we want to curtsy at endeavors that are merely day-dreams, and not actually things we have any real passion or desire to pursue

Joker 17

Killing the Joke

The most controversial comic book of all time won’t go away.

A Poison Tree, Blake Project Mosaic, Centaur Street 7

On Hatred

Hatred is an emotion and a choice. It’s always toxic.

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Joe Biden’s ’68 Throwback Special

Joe Biden talked about these formative events to a generation. The problem is that was not only a generation ago, but nearly two generations ago.

Balzac 6

Sunday Morning! Balzac’s Wild Ass’s Skin

The Balzac streak continues with a supernatural tale built on the fantastical conceit that our energies can be used to fulfill our desires or squandered and lost.

Trophy Culture

Trophy Lives

It is epically discouraging to know that no matter how hard you try, someone else is always going to be better.

science

Ways of Knowing

Spare us the girlish delicacy. Science belongs to us already.