Browsing All posts tagged under »Philosophy«

Death Is The Only Consideration: Be Moral Because You Are Moral.

November 5, 2015


Rationality, I think, requires us to accept that there may be no rational justification for some of our most fundamental behaviour.

My Learning In Retirement Course Wraps Up: More to Come!

October 25, 2015


In sharp contrast to most undergraduate classes, everyone present wanted to be in the classroom and was very eager to engage with the ideas I presented.

A Ghostly Spandrel Puzzles the Will: “Free or Not Free?” Isn’t the Question.

July 2, 2015


The whole notion of free will may be an intellectual spandrel best explained by our intellectual history rather than our biology. Our notion of free will might be as fanciful and unnecessary as the idea of God that spawned it.

The Geography of You: Where Are Your Borders?

May 27, 2015


That feeling of where you begin and end is not set in stone and is open to influence and manipulation from and by stimulus in your environment.

What Is The Biggest Illusion We All Believe? “I Am In Charge.”

March 8, 2015


The reality is that your mind is the product of very many independent brain processes which compete for control of your behavior, and the vast majority of these processes are inaccessible to the conscious part of your brain.

Between Laissez-Faire and The Rule of Law: What is the Politics of Your Relationship?

August 18, 2014


The aim of this (rather lengthy) post is to propose a framework with which to make sense of and assess the many ways two (or more persons) might arrange and organize their relationship.

Righting All Wrongs: There’s No Single Way To Do It.

May 21, 2012


In the face of a wrong, shortcoming, failure, or problem, there really are only three plausible responses. Pretend the wrong doesn’t exist. Address it indirectly. Address it directly. While it’s tempting to claim that, in every instance of wrong, one should always and only respond in one way, in fact, any of the three responses […]


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