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Charlottesville and the responsibilities of political actors: A resistance model of responsibility

Written as an ally.

The Charlottesville white supremacy rally

In response to the white supremacy rally in Charlottesville yesterday, Donald Trump stated that he condemned the “hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides” – which is just the kind of tepid and dithering statement that we’ve come to expect from the President. 6,923 more words

Hate as a type of prejudice: Luke Roelofs.

Hi. I’m going to take this opportunity to promote Luke Roelofs’ philosophy blog:

https://majesticequality.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/what-kind-of-thing-is-hate/?fb_action_ids=10102192991285049&fb_action_types=news.publishes

His latest post analyzes ‘hate’ as a discriminatory attitude. He describes hate – specifically, the type involved in misogyny, homophobia, racism, and so on – as a holistic pattern of de-valuation that targets a group of people. 505 more words

Blameworthiness in Context: Inspired by Maya Angelou

Elsewhere, I have argued that blameworthiness cannot be understood independent of cultural context. While many philosophers highlight the role of the internal properties of the agent and the interaction of these properties with local features of the environment in moral appraisal, there is less attention paid to broader cultural factors. 1,125 more words

Alex Rosenberg's Guide to Reality and morality under scientism

Alex Rosenberg’s An Atheist’s Guide to Reality is the most radically scientistic book that I’ve read. I should thus like it a lot! And generally I do, but with some reservations. 1,339 more words

Philosophy

Brief: Moral Responsibility

In order to be legally and morally responsible for your behavior, you must have intentionally performed your action whilst knowing the difference between right and wrong. 282 more words

I Learned Something

Book review: Alf Rehn and Dangerous Ideas

I am a Alf Rehn follower in twitter (@alfrehn) but never actually got to know his work more properly. He is a provocative person in Finland and he does not quite fit to this country – which makes him interesting. 667 more words

Learning

A Mere $20,000

In checking up on the results of the recent All-Star Baseball game I read that the winners had little incentive to win — aside from the fact that the winning league gets to have home-field advantage for the World Series. 488 more words

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