Make Philosophy Great Again: End Leiter Reports and Daily Nous

January 12, 2017 Walter Montgomery 24

For many years, Leiter Reports served as the primary philosophy blog for professional philosophy. Many have criticized Leiter for his handling of squabbles with other philosophers, which seemingly led to many wanting an alternative. Into this vacuum Justin Weinberg stepped, creating Daily Nous. Daily Nous seemed like an improvement at first. Leiter’s polemical, ad hominem approach was replaced with the measured and thoughtful attitude of Weinberg. But, over time, it became clear that Weinberg was [Continue reading]

A Post About Equality

January 11, 2017 Common Sense 17

Leftists often make use of “equality” language when attempting to justify their violent crusades in the name of social justice. It seems that we constantly hear about economic inequality, or the lack of equality among the sexes (and now also among genders that supposedly exist beyond man and woman), or the lack of equality represented by a lack of diversity among particular professions.  It’s not always clear whether this yearning after equality is really a [Continue reading]

Our Treatment of Animals and the Pursuit of Virtue

January 8, 2017 Catholic Hulk 29

There is a debate within the National Review regarding the ethical treatment of non-human animals. The first paper written by Scully criticizes the way we treat non-human animals, followed by a rebuttal by Cam Edwards. Take a gander at both of them. In his essay, Edwards writes: Scully’s moral argument against meat eating sounds great, as long as you don’t think about the mice, rabbits, squirrels, moles, groundhogs, and other creatures great and small killed [Continue reading]

I Demand Satisfaction (Part II)

January 6, 2017 Jack Burton 5

So, where were we? Ah yes, Jack has been baited by Seedy Gang Member #1 …few better ways to ruffle a feller’s feathers, to by God chap his ass raw, than to insult both his girl AND his manhood simultaneously. Too true. And, reasonable guy that Jack is, somewhere in the back of his mind is the recognition of the truth of the principle proposed last time: “Uncontrolled violence is seldom the answer.” What courses [Continue reading]

A Prudential Argument Against Homosexual Behavior

January 3, 2017 Federal Philosopher 25

Statistically speaking, practicing homosexuals are much more promiscuous than their heterosexual counterparts.* 74% of homosexual men report having more than 100 partners during their lifetime (more than half of whom were strangers), 41% more than five hundred, and 28% more than a thousand. Only 8% of homosexual men and 7% of women maintain relationships for more than 3 years. Practicing homosexual men average over 20 partners a year. Numerous studies show that same-sex relationships tend [Continue reading]

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]