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Common fallacious uses of the terms "socialism" and "communism" in American political discourse Part 1 In the United States the words “socialist” and “communist” have long been used demagogically to dismiss the views of those on...
Epistemology, History of Philosophy, On Reason, Philosophy, Political Philosophy
The history of Western philosophy is generally taught with an emphasis on how philosophers upset uninformed prejudice and encourage individuals to think for themselves. Socrates, long presented as the archetype of the heroic philosopher,...
Community Philosophy Forum, Contemporary politics, Moral theory, Political Philosophy, Politics, Uncategorized
One of the political conflicts currently at play – and highlighted as the country has celebrated its Independence Day – is that between differing views of freedom. On the one hand, recently much of the...
Ecology, Integral Ecology
Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) is one of the great pioneers of environmental ethics. In 1948, the year he died, he wrote his influential “The Land Ethic” as one article of an edition of the Sand...
Contemporary politics, Mind, Moral theory, Politics
In President Obama's recent online commencement speech, he criticized President Trump. Hearing this, I wondered immediately what false and hostile tweets Trump would send in retaliation. I woke the morning after this bemusing to...
Community Philosophy Forum
Conversation Topic 1 -- What is our obligation to heal the world? For our first community philosophy forum topic, we took up a question from the Jewish tradition: What is our obligation to heal the...