- Discourse Ethics, and a possible solution to the Paradox of Tolerance
- A game development studio in my house? And other questions.
- Whatever happened to the romantic life? A personal question.
- From whom must civilization be ‘reclaimed’?
- Thinking about Civilization (the computer game) and what it says about Civilization (the human phenomena)
- My writing plans for Autumn 2017
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Category Archives: Archive 2007-2009
Recently, I was asked, “As a professor of ethics, what moral duties might people owe to zombies?” Well, most moral systems assume that a being who is entitled to moral rights is either: (1) A being that can experience pain, … Continue reading
A friend of mine down in London Ontario, who is the branch manager of a paralegal company, recently drew my attention to section 365 of the Criminal Code of Canada. This is the section which deals with the practice of … Continue reading
Discoveries of weirdness in classic texts is one of the things that makes being a philosopher fun. A few days ago, while reading Augustine’s The City of God in pursuit of his discussion of the philosophy of law, I came … Continue reading
But first, a story. Let’s imagine that there is a dog who was rescued from an animal shelter somewhere in Quebec. Let’s call this dog GP, because he was a Great Pyraneese. Let’s say he was first taken to the … Continue reading
This past weekend Juni and I went to Raven’s Knoll, for one more work-weekend: she and I and about half a dozen others worked on securing various things in the campground for the winter. I still have a bit of … Continue reading
Normally, I don’t go for the regular seasonal flu shot. That’s because I normally live alone, and so I am not normally at great risk of contracting the flu nor at risk of passing it on to others. But I … Continue reading
I asked a Christian monastic, What is your religion? He said, it is as Christ taught: to Love your neighbour as yourself. I asked a Jewish scholar, who answered: My religion is what the prophet Isaiah taught: to deal bread … Continue reading
As I help out with the work of getting Raven’s Knoll ready for next year’s festival and events season, I find myself thinking about all various attempts by ecologically conscious people to go “back to the land”. That is, I’m … Continue reading
wisewomanjudith recently drew my attention to a post in Oenach, an LJ community which discusses Celtic spirituality. In this post, one of my favourite old Irish wisdom texts, The Instructions of King Cormac Mac Airt, was discussed. There is a … Continue reading