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Luis Villoro's <i>Power and Value: Fundamentals of a Political Ethic</i>
In El poder y el valor:
Fundamentos de una ética
política (1997, not yet published in English), Luis Villoro is
concerned with the relation between political power and moral values. He
explores the question of whether there is any necessary opposition betwe...
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Fernando Broncano's <i>The Melancholia of the Cyborg</i>
Fernando Broncano Rodríguez (b. 1954) is a Spanish
philosopher who was born in Linares de Riofrío, Salamanca, Spain. He received his
doctoral degree from the Universidad de Salamanca in 1981, and did postdoctoral
studies at Brown University.   He
was titula...
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Arnold Relman's Proposals for U.S. Health Care System Reform
Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014) was an American physician,
medical researcher (in acid-base and electrolyte balance, nephrology, and renal
physiology), medical school professor, editor, writer, and health care system reformer.
He was born in Queens, N.Y.,...
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Joseph Raz, on Reasons and Norms
Joseph Raz is an Israeli philosopher who was born in the Mandate for Palestine (British Palestime) in1939. He earned a Magister Juris
degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1963), and a doctoral (DPhil)
degree at Oxford University (1967). He taught a...
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Why "Y'all" ain't one of my favorite expressions
"Y'all (the contracted form of "you all") isn't one of my favorite expressions, for a number of reasons. For one, it sloppily paints all the members of a group of individuals with the same broad brush. When used disapprovingly, as in "Y'all told me the offi...
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Baltimore 10 Miler, 2017
The Baltimore 10 Miler was held Saturday, June 3, 2017. The
weather was perfect, about 64 degrees at 7:30 am, 70 degrees by 9 am, with only
3-4 mph wind. The race started at 7:30 am, with the runners crowded
together in four successive waves (based on estim...
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Carl Wellman's <i>The Language of Ethics</i>
Carl Pierce Wellman is an American philosopher who was born
on Sept. 3, 1926, in Lynn, Massachusetts. He grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire. He earned a B.A. degree in philosophy and political science at the
University of Arizona (1949), and an M.A. degre...
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Philippa Foot rejected Kant’s notion that morality consists
of a single categorical imperative by arguing that morality may instead consist
of a system of hypothetical imperatives ( Virtues
and Vices and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy , University of Cali...
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Conference on Race, Recognition and Respect, Johns Hopkins University, April 8, 2017
I had the good fortune to be able to attend a philosophy conference at Johns Hopkins today, and to meet some distinguished philosophers. The conference was sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Africana Studies. Below are some photos....
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What is Lived Theology?
The term “lived theology” may be definable in so many ways
that no single definition may be adequate. Lived theology may be a
philosophical or practical theology. It may be a moral, ethical, pastoral, ecumenical,
or political theology, It may be a theologic...
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