Dethroning King, Defending Dreher

May 18, 2017 AR-15 2

“A responsible critic aspires to the heights of intellectual charity, and at least rises to the level of fairness.” So says Nathan (Nate) King at The American Conservative in an article much lauded today by many professing philosophers.  The article is, [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]

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 [Continue reading]

Oderberg on Cooperation and Morality

October 10, 2016 Fideist 2

David Oderberg has a forthcoming article in the Journal of Medical Ethics that contains a discussion of the Supreme Court’s reasoning in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. In short, Oderberg agrees with the conclusion of the Hobby Lobby case, but disagrees with the reasoning employed by [Continue reading]