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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...
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...
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...
Moral theory, Philosophy, Politics
In a standard introduction to ethical reasoning, the focus is on the varying value frameworks of different normative theories. Utilitarians focus on social utility. Kantians, with their emphasis on treating individuals as "ends in...
History of Philosophy, Moral theory, On Reason, Philosophy, Politics, Reason
RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS Thomas Aquinas (1225 - 1274) is known for having successfully integrated Aristotle's teaching with that he inherited from Platonism and Medieval Christianity. His work is thus a creative reappropriation of ...
History of Philosophy, Moral theory, Philosophy, Politics, Reason
RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS Early Christianity joined the teaching of the Jewish tradition with that of Greeks. By the time of Augustine (354-430 CE) there has also been considerable influence by Roman thinkers and...