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Radical Sobriety: Situating the Discussion


Wade Craig initiated this wave of the discussion of sobriety among individualists and anarchists, and introduced the position I have subsequently termed “radical sobriety,” in  2,439 more words

Does Frank Underwood have reason to be moral?

Anyone who has seen the House of Cards knows that Frank Underwood is a thoroughly nasty piece of work; he kills people who get in his way; he throws them in front of trains; locks them in gas-filled cars; he lies, cheats and kills his way to the top. 540 more words


Hobbes and Virtue Ethics


Determining Hobbes’s position on ethics and morality is of importance. For so long Hobbes has been made to be the bogie man of political realism: wherever there is stark, brute political necessity hitting a group of people in the face, there is an account given by some political theorist of Hobbes’s brutish and nasty world. 8,769 more words

Critical Interpretation

Virtue, Forrest Gump, and Wittgenstein

I am often asked a fair question about virtue ethics: what is virtue? This is not a novel question, and philosophers have been debating it since the time of Socrates, at the least. 802 more words

Diogenes Laertius

The Difference Between Expressing Sympathy and Positive Evaluation

Considering the faceless man’s current extended position in the fox hole as it where; our hero, or villain depending on your perspective, has a lot of time to contemplate the various conversations and or arguments that men and women have with one another thousands of miles away. 2,275 more words

Seeking Human Kindness

Empathy lies at the heart of the Christian moral life and I am convinced that it should motivate our political convictions and commitments as well. When we closely examine the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth through the sacred scriptures, we encounter a variety of examples of the Son of God entering into the experiences of others, listening to their stories, and taking on their sufferings as his own. 286 more words

On Self-Preservation and Identity

“I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion– I have shuddered at it, I shudder no more. I could be martyred for my religion.  764 more words