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Aren’t all crimes hate crimes?
Guns and Sheets in South Eastern Ohio, image credit to Paul Walsh .  Aren’t all crimes hate crimes? Whenever a major tragedy like the Charleston shootings occur wherein a perpetrator engages in a criminal act that involves targeting a historically disenfran...
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An Argument for the Decriminalization of Drugs, Pt. 2
This blog post will continue my overview of Douglas Husak's positive case for the decriminalization of recreational drug use which I began in my previous blog post.  The second positive argument provided for the decriminalization of recreational drug use is...
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The Color of Our Shame
A fantastic interview over at 3:AM Magazine . The entire thing is full of rich insight: "The American Re-Education Act principle calls for wide spread programs of full and honest disclosure of America’s racist past and racially fraught present. The example ...
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An Argument for the Decriminalization of Drugs, Pt. 1
In The Legalization of Drugs , Douglas Husak mounts a persuasive case for the decriminalization of drugs grounded upon the moral principle that no one should be punished without excellent reason to do so- a reason that's grounded in the desert of the person...
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Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
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The Singularity Is Not As Near As You Think (Pt.2)
In my previous post I examined Nicholas Agar's argument to the conclusion that there exists a speedbump to Ray Kurzweil's predictions about the timeframe for the Singularity. We concluded that Agar's argument crucially depends on the truth of a disputed phi...
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An Argument for the Decriminalization of Drugs, Pt. 1
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"In the afterlife you relive all your experiences, but this time with the events reshuffled into a new order: all the moments that share a quality are grouped together. You spend two months driving the street in front of your house, seven months having sex....
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Utter nonsense but, .... Educational. 
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An Argument for the Decriminalization of Drugs, Pt. 2
This blog post will continue my overview of Douglas Husak's positive case for the decriminalization of recreational drug use which I began in my previous blog post.  The second positive argument provided for the decriminalization of recreational drug use is...
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Radiolab as a Pedagogic Tool for Philosophical Ethics
All students of ethics will eventually find themselves grappling with the question of the moral status of animals. Any foray into this wonderfully complex topic will eventually lead interested readers to Peter Singer's classic  All Animals are Equal , where...
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White Privilege: The Empirical Evidence
"Before the economic meltdown, white families possessed about twelve times the net worth of the typical black family and eight times that of the typical Latino family. Even black and middle-class families with good incomes and occupational status tended to ...
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No, the content. The layout, sure, there could probably be improvement, but I'm not the guy to call.

The content, however, is horrifying.
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The Singularity Is Not As Near As You Think
Ray Kurzweil argues that work in artificial intelligence is not simply work done with the aim of recreating consciousness artificially, it is also work that can be applied towards the goal of enhancing our intelligence by means of neuroprostheses. Kurzweil ...
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"A philosopher is a person who is puzzled by things that other people find obvious" - Arthur Ripstein