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The wicked game

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As I recall, the first time I encountered David Foster Wallace’s work was… 7,818 more words

David Foster Wallace

Killing is the Answer

Under “The National Briefing” in the New York Times this week, appeared the news that Yellowstone National Park officials want to kill one thousand buffalo. The reason is that they might carry disease to livestock. 477 more words

It means that, in fact, it’s - whether fascist is the...

It means that, in fact, it’s – whether fascist is the right word I don’t know – more of a plutocracy than anything resembling a democracy; it has become a nation controlled by a very small, very wealthy elite. 7 more words

Peter Singer

Poverty: It's up to us.

Those who are suffering desperate poverty both overseas and in our own backyard desperately need the help of those of us in considerably better positions.  I intend to argue that we are morally obligated to do as much as we can to help them without reducing ourselves to a similar position. 1,909 more words

An evening with Peter Singer

Funny, how timing is everything. Peter Singer, the Princeton professor, ethicist and author who has been called the world’s most influential living philosopher, laid out the principles of what is now known as  1,094 more words


Equal Consideration: further thoughts on environmental ethics

Lawrence Buell, a literary scholar who has focused on environmental aesthetics, rhetoric, and ethics in his studies of literature, has argued that there are four components of an “environmentally oriented work.”  In large part, the argument focuses on the ways that the imagination in and of a text, what we typically associate with a work of literature (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama) necessarily involves an ethical orientation. 1,404 more words

Meehan's Blog

It's different when it's someone else's mother

It’s not merely hypocritical, which would be bad enough. It is the essence of the socialist mindset, where you are happy to arrange matters one way for the masses and another way for yourself. 433 more words

Philosophical And Speculative