Category Archives: Philosophy
There is no perfect harmony of rights, where everyone can live freely without fear or discomfort. Once we gain a significant degree of physical safety and comfort, we experience psychological danger and pain from the words and ideas of other … Continue reading
Breadth of thought pertains to the topical range of information one considers in one’s thinking. Thoroughness of thought pertains to the completeness of information one considers within the range of one’s thoughts. Thoroughness is often confused with depth of thought, … Continue reading
A naive moralist cannot discern the difference between his own moral views and justice, which adjudicates precisely between conflicting moral views, assuming the ultimate validity of none. Justice does not “privilege” any moralism over any other, but this view requires a … Continue reading
One group of individuals is systematically oppressed by another group of individuals. Two witnesses to the oppression are offended and moved to stop the injustice, but for opposite reasons. The first witness sees the rights of individuals being violated by … Continue reading
When one person commits a crime against another, a liberal habitually sees an individual criminal and an individual victim. You can conceptually thematize the parties involved in the crime and the nature of the crime itself in myriad ways, but … Continue reading
I do not do well when my thinking loses direct contact with my own core moral impulses. And by moral impulses, I mean whatever it is behind my mind that invests the world with purpose and value. My moral impulses … Continue reading
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