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ebola and public health ethics (ebolaethics?)

via reuters, KFF recently posted a short article about the ethics of giving experimental treatment to the ‘hero doctor’ Sheik Umar Khan — and, really, to any of the trained health professionals who continue to show up to work even though they were at very real risk in Sierra Leone, in Liberia, in Nigeria and, now, contemporaneously but apparently unrelatedly, DRC. 438 more words

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Kant and the "friend zone"

Hey all. Since my last post touched on Kant’s ethics, I figured I’d extend it with another video using Kant to deconstruct the friend zone, from the articulate, witty, and charming Olly at Philosophy Tube. 24 more words


Reply to Stefanie Grüne's Reply

By Thomas Land

I would like to respond to some of the points Grüne makes in her reply to my comments on her book. Although I don’t think this will settle any issues, I hope it will serve to make my original comments seem less implausible than Grüne takes them to be. 2,578 more words


““following one’s desire” … “pathological” …motivations. …The opposition is …not between the egotist …pleasures and ethical care…, but between …betrayal of and …fidelity to the “law of desire” beyond the pleasure principle.” – Slavoj Zizek on knowing one’s desire and not corrupting it in favor of pleasure


Gardens and Smell

I came across this unusual article in the last few months, and completely forgot I had bookmarked it for future inclusion here.


In it, it discusses the importance of the senses in appreciating beauty, a theme discussed by the famous philosopher Kant. 267 more words



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On the sources of metaphysics

A science of metaphysics would be distinguished from other sciences including psychology and physics. It would be concerned with non-empirical, a priori cognitions. 604 more words

Prolegomena To Any Future Metaphysics

Episode #11 Airs Sunday August 31 on KMUD

In this next episode I get metaphysical with writer and musician John Hardin.  John is an intelligent and insightful man, and his experiences studying phenomenology and Kant’s… 120 more words