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The rise and fall of social media: a swift and familiar tale

November 9, 2018

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Social media, it now seems to me, was one more stage upon which we could strut and fret our way through this familiar tale.

My last word on political philosophy (hopefully): chase no more

July 6, 2018

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I see now that I was chasing a chimera, a wild goose, and a dragon all in one.

Wonder upon wonder: the I in the absence of history

January 27, 2018

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We have all been affected by this revolution, and it has, in winning the moment, convinced all of us that we have have not been individually affected by it. In the absence of a history, it is difficult to even see that a revolution has taken place.

The condition of my humanity: arrogant humility

January 20, 2018

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We must, I think, always remain mindful of the fact that anyone of us — and not just those people who we think are the bad guys — can walk the path of good intentions from coercion to oppression.

The All or Nothing Pursuit of Wealth Destroys the Ground of Wealth: Society

March 1, 2016

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Live any way you want, we are told, so long as you live exactly the way we want you to live. Pursue wealth before all else. Get rich or die trying.

No Reason, No Cry: Determinism May Be Good For Your Health

February 22, 2016

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To put it bluntly, without free will, we must discard any notion of human reason, which presumes we can freely will our way in and out of beliefs or anything else about which we might reason.

We Can Be Heroes: Eat Less Animals or, Ideally, No Animals At All

February 15, 2016

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You can actually help save the world and all life as we know it.