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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.

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.

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.

Alex P. Keaton: The Butterfly that Started this Raging Storm

February 8, 2016

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What might have come of Anglo-American society, I wonder, if Alex had been played by Kirk Cameron or Michael had played a social democrat?

Six Duties Or A Half Dozen Rights: Does It Make A Difference?

May 15, 2011

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I have a hunch that’s probably untestable. I’d like to hear what you think of it. If you read a first year political science, theory, studies or philosophy textbook, at some point, you will likely learn: for every claim of right, there is a corresponding responsibility of duty. If a person has a right to […]

The New Wilderness: On The Frontier of A New Kind of Living

October 28, 2009

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In the 200,000 years since Homo sapiens first appeared on the planet, our ability to use and create resources has improved dramatically and our population has exploded. When I reflect on the tremendous technological, demographical, and social changes of the past ten, fifty, and hundred years, it seems to me the most significant change concerns […]

Women, Politics and Power: What Is Your Political Dream?

October 7, 2009

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Women have a huge sway in politics, especially democratic politics. The female voting demographic is closely examined and catered to whenever possible. Yet, rarely are there a proportionate number of duly elected female representatives, even when political parties set specific targets. Why? Studies show, women tend not to vote for women. In a recent Globe […]