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The Stoic spectrum and the thorny issue of preferred indifferents

One of the things I truly enjoy about Stoicism is its alleged “paradoxes.” Cicero wrote a whole book to explain them, and they still puzzle people when they first (and second, and third) encounter them. 1,091 more words

Ancient Stoicism

Human Trafficking

In this course, you have looked at classical ethical theories of utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics. You have also examined different perspectives on ethical issues introduced by relativism, ethical egoism, and emotivism. 355 more words

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Online Ethics Course for only $15!

Fight Conformity and Claim Your Moral Autonomy through Philosophy is an online course in ethics which I created and teach.

This course has been fashioned upon College and University type ethics courses which I have been teaching for the last 24 years), and covers the classical moral theories – Utilitarianism, Kantianism, Ethical Egoism and Virtue Ethics. 151 more words


Sophia vs Phronesis: two conceptions of wisdom

Wisdom is something that pretty much all philosophical and religious traditions seek. While it isn’t a popular concept in modern academic philosophy departments, that’s a bad reflection on the latter, not on the former. 843 more words

Virtue Ethics

The drowning man metaphor and the all-or-nothing of virtue

Stoics were well known in antiquity for the use of metaphors, as well as for developing concepts that to others sounded rather paradoxical, or even downright nonsensical. 1,135 more words

Virtue Ethics

On Ruism and Humanism

Confucianist Ruism and Secular Humanism share common ground in that each ideology maintains that the human being is naturally equipped with the capacity to be kind, courteous, caring and compassionate. 177 more words


Make Love Not War...or something

With the Fall semester starting this week, I have recently returned back to the classroom to teach inquiring young minds about the wonderful world of biology. 985 more words

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