Hey, Non-White Guys and MTV

December 31, 2016 Catholic Hulk 2

MTV recently published a video entitled Hey, White Guys. The people in the video gave white men several resolutions for the upcoming year, usually involving implications that racism and sexism are problems for white men. So since some people are in the spirit of offering cheerful advice, I thought that I’d offer my own. Hey, Black Guys: If you haven’t already, finish school. High school graduation rates for black youth are far lower than white [Continue reading]

I Demand Satisfaction (Part I)

December 29, 2016 Jack Burton 20

Honor is, in our day, a forgotten virtue. Hell, some deny that it was ever really a virtue at all. But it behooves us to recognize this to be a fairly recent sentiment. Throughout history, East and West alike, a man’s honor was reckoned a considerably precious achievement. And should he be put into a position whereby he is forced to protect it, then well, he most certainly would do so.* Such was “the duel” [Continue reading]

On What Doesn’t Seem to Matter

December 28, 2016 Bob le flambeur 5

In response to the 2016 US presidential election, the American Philosophical Association (APA) issued the following statement (for a parody, see this post): Leading up to the United States presidential election one month ago and in the weeks since, the nation has experienced increasingly divisive rhetoric and a rise in bias-based attacks on members of vulnerable groups. In light of this polarized post-election climate, the board of officers of the American Philosophical Association reaffirms the association’s [Continue reading]

“Baby it’s Cold Outside”: Consent, Commitment, Sex, and Leftist Prudes

December 24, 2016 AR-15 4

As if we needed any further confirmation that leftists really have no clue about sex, exhibit 343,553,432 is the recent hysteria over the classic song “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” What a sexy song! Are leftists really so sexually obtuse that they can’t see that the song is about the sexual tension between a man and a woman in the throes of romance? Of course, the guy is trying to seduce her. But here’s the thing: [Continue reading]

Love Wins?

December 22, 2016 Catholic Hulk 9

I recently read an article about an 18-year-old woman and her biological father. Reportedly, both of these individuals chose to enter into a sexual and romantic relationship with each other. Upon hearing of their choice, I was left disturbed, for as I see it, the kinds of love properly ordered for a father and his daughter is rigidly storge and agape. Hence, if a father and his daughter have erotic love (eros) for each other, then [Continue reading]

So, You Like Affirmative Action?

December 19, 2016 Henry Fowler 15

Editor’s note: This post is obvious satire. If you can’t see that, then shame on you. I have no objection to affirmative action (AA) in principle. Often candidates will be pretty much the same with respect to any objectively measurable traits relevant to the job. People make these decisions on grounds over and above strict meritocratic criteria, and it’s hard to imagine how it could be otherwise. So I have no objection to hiring the [Continue reading]

A Conservative Virtue

December 17, 2016 Walter Montgomery 0

True conservatives are cautious in making judgments. That’s not to say that all who identify as conservative are cautious in making judgments; when such people fail to be cautious in making judgments, they fail to act in a truly conservative way. Nor is it to say that liberals are uncautious in making judgments. A liberal could be cautious in making a judgment, but in doing so, he would not be acting liberally; rather, he would [Continue reading]

Addressing Some Common Objections to the Alt-Right

December 14, 2016 Charles Martel 68

The alt-right is on the lips of many people these days. Some sing its praises; others mention it only to speak of its horrors and to sternly disavow it. Nevertheless, the emergence of the alt-right movement presents an opportunity for philosophical evaluation of its merits, and we at Rightly Considered would like to earnestly and honestly engage with the ideas of the alt-right in the spirit of truth-seeking. If it is intellectually bankrupt, reason ought to [Continue reading]

Closet Conservatives

December 12, 2016 Bob le flambeur 16

Conservatives in philosophy face an uphill battle as soon as they decide to come out and defend their views. Everyone who has ever tried to publish an article or a book that is critical of progressive views on, for example, race and gender, knows how extremely difficult it is, especially if one is hoping for one of the regular journals or publishers in philosophy. (The reason certainly is not a lack of interest in the [Continue reading]

A More Honest Statement from the APA

December 9, 2016 Walter Montgomery 34

In a typical display of thoughtfulness, the American Politicized Association (formerly the American Philosophical Association) board of officers unanimously approved and issued the statement below concerning the election: Take a gander at the presentation titles they’re proudly advertising. We have taken the liberty to re-write the APA’s statement in a way that exposes their implicit biases, followed by a list of talks that might be advertised if the APA sanctioned a different political vision: 2017 [Continue reading]