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1 02, 2019

Social Contract Theory

By |2019-03-27T17:53:05+00:00February 1st, 2019|Justice, Theory|0 Comments

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.

11 01, 2019

Plato’s Crito: When should we break the law?

By |2019-03-27T18:14:49+00:00January 11th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Justice, Theory|0 Comments

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.

2 01, 2019

Democratic Socialism: An Impossible Dream? II

By |2019-03-27T18:15:22+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Justice, Theory|0 Comments

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.

9 11, 2018

Lady Gaga and Moral Reasoning

By |2019-03-27T20:46:04+00:00November 9th, 2018|Justice, Practice, Theory|0 Comments

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.

19 10, 2018

As a Child of Deaf Adults: Problems with Identity Politics from a Progressive Perspective

By |2019-03-27T20:48:37+00:00October 19th, 2018|Justice, Practice|0 Comments

Today’s dominant progressive tastemakers seem to feel that identity politics should either be bought wholesale, or you’re not a progressive.

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