Epidemic of Strange Injuries Afflicting Professional Philosophers

May 4, 2017 Federal Philosopher 8

Emergency rooms across the country have reported a sudden wave of professional philosophers being admitted for strange injuries, leaving doctors baffled. One philosopher, Rebecca “suck my giant queer cock” Cuckla, was rushed to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on Wednesday, writhing, contorting, and screaming in pain. After being administered a sedative, Cuckla claims to have been a victim of an act of “metaphysical violence.” The lack of apparent physical trauma led doctors to furiously search in [Continue reading]

Freedom of Expression and Ulrich Baer: A Case Study in Leftist Mendacity

May 2, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 31

On Monday, The New York Times published an editorial entitled “What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech” from Ulrich Baer, a “vice provost for faculty, arts, humanities, and diversity” and professor at New York University. Within it, Baer not only defends the students who wail, gnash their teeth and or riot to prevent controversial figures from speaking on university campuses, he argues they’re the true advocates for real free speech. It should be read in [Continue reading]

Marijuana Legalization and the State

April 27, 2017 Catholic Hulk 16

You might have heard that Canada is on her way to legalize marijuana possession, use and growth. I’m confused about the morality of the whole thing, but my attention was sparked by this journalist. Read: But government exists to protect us from force and fraud and I subject him to neither when I drink a beer or smoke a joint even if, by doing so, I diminish his potential pleasure or profit from my company. [Continue reading]

Earth Day

April 23, 2017 Walter Montgomery 9

Caring for the environment is important, but I’ve never celebrated Earth Day. This is because it is largely a propaganda tool for the left, used to define what caring for the environment means on their terms. It’s worth looking at the history of how Earth Day came to be. The first Earth Day was in 1970, and was purposely tied to the anti-Vietnam student protest movement of the time period, as is openly admitted by [Continue reading]

Philosophy Professor Assaults Trump Supporters

April 20, 2017 Federal Philosopher 5

The “AntiFa” protestor who swung a bike lock into Trump supporters’ heads seems to have been identified as  philosophy professor Eric Clanton. Looks to be a charming fellow. Hopefully he will be officially identified and quickly charged with multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon. “When Fascism comes to America, it will be called anti-Fascism.”

First They Came…

April 19, 2017 That Single Individual 13

I’m sure everyone within our so-called “profession” has by now heard the news concerning what occurred in Louvain with the firing of Stéphane Mercier. Over at the DailyNous, at present there is only one post on the topic. Leiter hasn’t even touched it. Compare that to the amount of coverage DailyNous and Leiter devoted to the Cheryl Abbate affair, which consisted largely of rushing to her defense. For sane philosophers to sit idly by in [Continue reading]

Guest Post: In Defense of Autocracy

April 17, 2017 AR-15 6

Jacques emailed the blog with the following argument defending autocracy: Jan [Sobieski] said it would be interesting to hear a defense of autocracy. Here goes. To be clear, it’s only a defense. I don’t claim that autocracy is a good system of government, or better than others. I only mean to defend autocracy against objections to the effect that it’s a bad system, or worse than some other one. The defense is straightforward: no political system is [Continue reading]

Left-Leaning Bias in Ethics Textbooks

April 13, 2017 Natural Lawyer 32

Introductory courses in applied ethics often utilize anthologies that purport to offer a balanced series of pro/con readings on any number of controversial moral issues. The readings contained in these textbooks are intended by their editors to be representative of the strongest arguments made by scholars on opposing sides of the moral, political, and social spectrum. While a few textbooks admirably achieve this goal, a good number of ethics textbooks — including several that are widely used in colleges and universities — [Continue reading]

Quick Reaction: Was the Syria Strike Morally Permissible?*

April 8, 2017 Walter Montgomery 18

Thursday’s U.S. missile strike on Syria, in response to the earlier chemical attack by Assad’s regime, makes for great applied ethics material. I don’t have much time to explore this event in depth, but I thought I’d write up some brief thoughts on whether the strike was morally permissible, and then open it up for further discussion in the comments thread. I’ll set aside questions concerning whether this was prudent, whether it was Trump breaking [Continue reading]

GLAAD and the “Homosexual Agenda”

April 3, 2017 Catholic Hulk 7

GLAAD, the forerunner of lgbt advocacy, recently published a document entitled Accelerating Acceptance. The document celebrates the recent judicial victories for the lgbt Sexual Revolution, but laments the work ahead. What work? Here’s a passage from the document: Yet, GLAAD’s survey also reveals that slow but steady progress is being made for acceptance of LGBT people. In many of the ‘comfortability’ questions central to GLAAD’s Accelerating Acceptance survey, non-LGBT Americans report significantly less discomfort than [Continue reading]