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Weekend Reading: 5/27

by John Ellis

I freely and happily admit that I have cribbed this idea from many other writers and bloggers. So be it. A good idea is a good idea, right? 577 more words

The Gospel Coalition

Book Review - The life you can save...

Alert – Long Post.

My dear friend Neeraj has always suggested some amazing books, right from the time we were in school together and this book is probably one of the best that he has recommended to me ever. 2,102 more words

Book Reviews

Do animal rights activists care more for animals than humans?

Some people think that those who advocate for animal rights care more about non-human animals than human animals. That’s not true at all. The ethicist, Peter Singer, who wrote Animal Liberation back in 1975 thinks we… 258 more words

Journal

A WORLD WITH TOO LITTLE EMPATHY - OR TOO MUCH?

This review of Paul Bloom’s Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion was published in the Summer 2017 issue of New Humanist.

The biggest problem we have in our society and in the world right now,’ Barack Obama suggested before he became US President, ‘is an empathy deficit.’ It is a view that has become almost unquestioned, indeed almost unquestionable. 1,879 more words

Culture & Books

The inconsistency of eating meat while objecting to abortion

For any woman having an abortion is a serious decision that she will only do if she has something quite important at stake. Whereas people who are prepared to go into the supermarket and buy some ham don’t need to do that at all.

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Journal

Review: Phenomenology of Spirit

The Phenomenology of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is easily the most controversial of the canonical philosophers. 3,212 more words

Books

Are Citizens of Affluent Nations Violating the Human Rights of People Living in Poverty in Developing Countries?

Citizens of affluent nations violate the human rights of people living in poverty in certain significant but restricted ways. To show how this is so, we must first clarify what we mean by human rights violations. 1,262 more words

Ethics