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Moral judgments may conflict with one another. Two conflicting moral judgments cannot both be right. This does not mean that the moral intuition itself is subject to error, but merely that we may fail to disentangle the intuition itself from irrelevances, or may unconsciously pretend to have an intuition when we actually have it not.

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Book Review: Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon

I read Stapledon’s Star Maker several years ago and I was unimpressed. This is the equivalent of walking to up the outside of the Sistine Chapel and saying, “Okay?” Stapledon is put on something of a pedestal within the literary science fiction canon. 606 more words


Science Fiction Speculations

In contemplating the future, few authors attempt such a long-range view as the great Olaf Stapledon:

“To romance of the future may seem to be indulgence in ungoverned speculation for the sake of the marvelous. 1,116 more words

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3 Days 3 Quotes | Day 1

Hello all. I’ve been nominated for the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challange by the wonderful Fatma at https://aminfatma.wordpress.com/ I highly recommend you visit her blog, where I can guarantee you’ll find something of interest for everyone. 94 more words

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Neal Stephenson: Seveneves

It’s a strange novel in some ways: for starters, the two main sections are separated by a period of five thousand years. Shakespeare takes us past sixteen years with a little awkwardness in The Winter’s Tale, but five millennia? 571 more words

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Last and First Men

Olaf Stapledon’s Last and First Men isn’t such a well-known book in 2016. There probably isn’t anything really close to a modern equivalent to compare it to. 482 more words

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