Category Archives: Philosophy

Objectivism and Zen — typo version

Reflection upon an unpleasant email exchange I had recently. My correspondent was of a type I’ve encountered before, often enough to be irritating and to warrant creating a new conceptual category for. You might know of whom I speak: the … Continue reading

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Immanuel Kant, portraiture, and I

I’m re-reading some biographical material on Kant, the great counter-Enlightenment philosopher of Königsberg. (Apparently, the crooked-timber house that Kant lived in early in his career was subject to vandalism recently. A sublime and phenomenal critique of the critiquer.) With one … Continue reading

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Professor Carrie-Ann Biondi to speak at Rockford University

Dr. Carrie-Ann Biondi of Marymount Manhattan College will be speaking on “Mike Rowe and Ayn Rand: Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” Dr. Biondi won Marymount Manhattan’s teaching excellence award in 2012. A video of her acceptance speech is here. According to … Continue reading

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Why Philosophy Begins with Thales

The standard claim is that philosophy begins with Thales. When I teach this to my students, it’s a hard sell, for here are the founding texts in philosophy — ascribed to Thales by Aristotle: “The first principle and basic nature … Continue reading

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Vivemos realmente em um mundo de recursos escassos? Não

Você provavelmente já ouviu as más notícias: supostamente, os recursos naturais estão acabando. Como resultado, surge a questão: você continuará a utilizar recursos de forma egoísta — ou você está disposto a se sacrificar? Possivelmente, você (como individuo) é uma … Continue reading

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Kostyło on school failure’s independence of political change

A interesting and disturbing article by Professor Piotr Kostyło on “School failure and its interpretations” [pdf], published in Kultura Pedagogiczna out of the University of Warsaw. Kostyło is a professor of philosophy of education at the University of Kazimierz Wielki. … Continue reading

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Rak’s review of Nietzsche and the Nazis

In the Polish journal Żydzi a konserwatyzm, Joanna Rak reviews Nietzsche and the Nazis. Information about other editions and translations of Nietzsche and the Nazis.

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A ética do bote salva-vidas, escassez e conflitos

Um cenário que é querido pelos eticistas, especialistas em políticas públicas e consultores em geral, pede que você se imagine em um bote salva-vidas. Nesses cenários estão inseridas suposições poderosas com implicações de vida ou morte, portanto, é interessante estuda-lo … Continue reading

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