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Troy Camplin
Works at Camplin Creative Consulting
Attended UT-Dallas
Lives in Richardson, TX
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Toward a Universal Moral System
Unethical actions are impossible to commit against someone whom you consider a fellow human being. If one considers some other individual to be a fellow human being, it is impossible to even want to murder, assault and battery, rape, steal, or defraud them....
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The Top 20%
In complex dynamic processes, power laws are almost inevitably exhibited. At its broadest, we find the 20:80 ratio. In market economies, we find that generally the wealthiest 20% have 80% of the wealth, for example. When it comes to altruism, we find a simi...
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Virtue Aims at The Beautifu, but What IS The Beautiful?
In the Nicomachian Ethics, Aristotle makes the famous argument that
virtue aims at the good. The word translated as "the good" is to kalon ,
which is more accurately translated as "the beautiful," though "the
good" is certainly a not unreasonable transla...
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Evolution, Not Revolution
Revolution is not an option. Revolutions are pretty universally
disastrous. One has to start from where one is currently and encourage
people to move in the right direction. Aristotle argued that
virtue aims at "to kalon." To kalon can be translated as "...
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Leviathan
Look to the coldest monster in the sea For your salvation -- look to it and plea For life and livelihood -- then sacrifice Your wives and daughters to its tongues of ice -- Then sacrifice your lives to all its lies That it will satisfy your endless cries To...
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To Leslie Marsh
I raise a drink to Leslie Marsh, my friend And my supporter -- you ask, I'll lend My pen to your endeavors on the mind Within the model Hayek once defined To help make sense of order emergent, Evolved and natural. A turbulent And stimulating time, a mental ...
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True to You
You never have to worry I will leave You never have to worry I will stray Our love is something you won't have to grive Our love is something I promise will stay The most important thing that you must know Is I am so in love I'd never throw Away our life --...
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Artistic Problems
Originality or relevance Or self-expression -- none are relevant To poetry or any of the arts Than swim trunks are to Asian elephants Or poems are to any elephant -- On art they leave their stench, like mental farts.
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Uprising
Behold the evils hatred of mankind Bring -- envy is the hatred of mankind The youth have razors, slicing eyes to blind -- They do it in their hatred of mankind They seek out virtue, seek its bones to grind, Devoured in their hatred of mankind They make divi...
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Seeking Dreams
I'm keeping it surreal. Not dripping clocks Or walking rocks hard fast upon your heal. The dream will seem to come in cream that tops The milk can poets lift among the crops. The crops are fruiting stop signs in long lines To harvest in the winter when desi...
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Poet, Playwright, and Scholar
Employment
  • Camplin Creative Consulting
    Consultant, 2012 - present
  • UNT-Dallas
    Adjunct Professor of English, 2012 - 2012
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Currently
Richardson, TX
Previously
White Plains, KY - Hattiesburg, MS - Bowling Green, KY - South Bend, IN
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Interdisciplinary Scholar, Poet, and Playwright
Introduction
I am the author of "Diaphysics," a poet, playwright, and interdisciplinary scholar. I am married and have a daughter and two sons. I have a Ph.D. in the Humanities, a M.A. in English, and a B.A. in recombinant gene technology and chemistry.
Bragging rights
Have 3 kids. Married to Anna Camplin. Won 1st place in a playwrighting contest.
Education
  • UT-Dallas
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Western Kentucky University
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