I Demand Satisfaction (Part V)

February 27, 2017 Jack Burton 2

And so our series concludes (finally)…Thus far we have rehearsed themes associated with honor and defense of the same, the necessity of Rational Violence coupled with its associated constraints,  justifications for violent individual reprisal to insults (and the like), as [Continue reading]

Farming for Philosophers

February 16, 2017 Fideist 9

Timothy Hsiao teaches philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast University. He’s written several papers on the moral justification for eating meat. His most recent paper offers a defense of industrial animal agriculture, also known as “factory farming.” Most people think that there is [Continue reading]

Against Open Borders

February 8, 2017 Bob le flambeur 24

While our left-wing colleagues are up in arms over an executive order that is unlikely to have a significant impact on immigration to the US, it may be worth reflecting on the philosophical case for open borders. From a right-wing [Continue reading]

I Demand Satisfaction (Part IV)

February 4, 2017 Jack Burton 4

The term “duel” derives from the Latin duellum – duo (two) and bellum (war) – such that we get “a war between two men.” In her book Gentlemen’s Blood (which I heartily recommend), Barbara Holland reports on then governor of [Continue reading]