Nathan Nobis from 1000-Word Philosophy examines the arguments pertaining to the difficult issue of euthanasia. Sadly, there are people in
When you make an agreement of some significance (e.g., to rent an apartment, or join a gym, or divorce), you typically agree to certain terms: you sign a contract. This is for your benefit, and for the the other party’s benefit: everyone’s expectations are clear, as are the consequences of failing to meet those expectations.
Plato’s Crito describes a conversation that takes place in 399 B.C.E. in an Athens prison, where Socrates awaits execution.Not long before, an assembly of more than 500 Athenian citizens convicted Socrates of corrupting the youth and impiety, essentially failing to respect the gods of the city.
By: Connie Woodring Focusing on homophobia and its violent consequences against gays by heterosexuals has been important for several decades,
The first part of this article asserted that, contrary to the prevailing mythology on both sides of the Cold War, socialist revolutions never succeeded in creating genuine democratic socialism. Then, several insufficient explanations for why socialist revolutions failed to produce socialism were critiqued.
By: Monica Duncan Showtime is now airing a new series about the 2015 escape from the Dannemora Prison in New
An Article in Two Parts, by Craig Collins Part One: Socialist Mythology vs. Statist Reality The founders of “scientific socialism,”
By: Hendrik van der Breggen Let’s think discriminately about discrimination (yes, you read that right). I’ll distinguish two senses of
Lady Gaga rightly encourages us to respect and accept all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. But at this juncture Lady Gaga's thinking become problematic. Respecting and accepting all people doesn’t automatically also mean that we should accept and affirm all the behaviours of all people.
Today’s dominant progressive tastemakers seem to feel that identity politics should either be bought wholesale, or you’re not a progressive.