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.
Victor Fabian Abundez-Guerra and Nathan Nobis from 1000-Word Philosophy examine the difficult issue of how to deal with the objectionable
by Victor Wallis In their 1979 book The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism, Noam Chomsky and the late Edward
Ryan Jenkins from 1000-Word Philosophy examines the potential worth in licensing parents. Most people think it’s obvious that we have
Ryan Jenkins from 1000-Word Philosophy gives an account of just war theory. War is a profoundly destructive institution, yet most
By: Hendrik van der Breggen Below are some popular arguments for abortion choice followed by some pro-life replies. These pro-choice
Racist Ideas, Justice, and Freedom: A Review and Reflection on Ibram Kendi’s ‘Stamped from the Beginning’
Stamped From the Beginning is filled with implications for political theory, both regarding distributive justice, and how we conceptualize freedom, showing limits to the typical bifurcation of freedom into its positive and negative variants.
Abortion has been in Canadian news lately, thanks to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Summer Jobs Program and its “pro-choice”/ “reproductive freedom” values test (i.e., agree with the PM’s values or you don’t get funding).