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Sam Harris. Free Will. Just Kill Me.

(Today I went to a philosophy discussion about free will only to be reminded that Sam Harris exists. This led to my finishing this post that was initially started due to some unfortunate internet browsing.) So rather than investigating the Reddit cult of /r/SamHarris, reading his excellent blog at SamHarris.org, or engaging¬†with one of his… Continue reading Sam Harris. Free Will. Just Kill Me.

Animal Rights & Veganism · philosophy · Politics

Animal Liberation Front: Heroism, not Terrorism

I think that is the worst possible title I could have come up with, but what can you do? Sometimes you need something that rolls off the tongue and do not have the time to think about it (and hope that the reader does not think about it either). Word of warning: this is a… Continue reading Animal Liberation Front: Heroism, not Terrorism

philosophy · Politics

Gay Marriage is a Great Example of Liberalism at Work

We had a situation where marriage was restricted, in legal definition and benefits, to one man and one woman. This was incredibly unjust as it was government endorsement of one specific form of relationship as “better” than others, and it went so far as to offer financial rewards to people in that form of relationship.… Continue reading Gay Marriage is a Great Example of Liberalism at Work

Consciousness / mind · philosophy

Science Does Not Refute Dualism

Courtesy of Steven Novella over at his very good blog: As I have discussed many times before, the totality of neuroscientific evidence strongly supports the conclusion that consciousness is a phenomenon of brain function. Dualist philosophies, those that posit that consciousness is anything other than or in addition to brain function, are simply trumped by… Continue reading Science Does Not Refute Dualism