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Philosophers from Poverty

December 19, 2014 by

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I strongly encourage anyone with an interest in academic philosophy, and/or inequality issues to have a look at this discussion over at the Daily Nous.

Grinworthy Quotes (4)

December 9, 2014 by

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I apologize for taking so long to post another one of these. Here is Nicholas of Cusa (a.k.a. Cusano, a.k.a. Nikolaus von Kues) (1401–1464) on the primacy of intelligent people from De Concordantia Catholica. (This was quoted in Paul Sigmund’s Nicholas of Cusa and Medieval Political Thought, Harvard University Press, 1963, p. 132).   Almighty […]

Calgary Woman Gets 18 More Months In Prison (36 Total!) For Killing 2 Children?

January 30, 2014 by

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My initial reaction when reading the headline today was, WHAT!?! (see article here) Meredith Borowiec just killed two babies by putting them in the dumpster (leaving them for dead) and she can walk the streets in 18 months? I think my reaction is telling. To me, this woman ought to get punished with more severity. Why? Because […]

Martha Nussbaum, “What is Anger, and Why Should We Care?”

January 16, 2014 by

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Martha Nussbaum has given a very nice talk on why anger is “of dubious value in both life and the law“, the talk can be found here. Although it seems obvious that anger can be bad for our well-being and is often associated with acts of malice and bad intent (and rightfully so), I do […]

Quebec Charter of Values: Separating Our State from Your Religion

November 19, 2013 by

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The Quebec provincial government has recently proposed legislation, referred to as the Quebec Charter of Values, with the primary aim of affirming a commitment to the values of State secularism and religious neutrality.  Initially, I thought the proposal, which includes a number of measures meant to limit the influence religious beliefs and practices have on […]

Edward Snowden: A Modern Day Patriot?

August 10, 2013 by

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On Friday (August 9th), President Obama declared that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is not a ‘Patriot’, that his actions were not patriotic. According to Obama, Snowden is not a Patriot because of the way in which he brought the governments questionable (and anti-american) actions to light. The president said, “My preference, and I think the American peoples’ preferences […]

George Zimmerman, Guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter

July 19, 2013 by

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Many are appalled by the verdict delivered in the trial of George Zimmerman. A lot of the complaints with the verdict stem from emotion—no one wants to see a teenager killed and the killer get away with it. Others base their complaints on racism and racial profiling. And lastly, some worry that the legal system […]

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