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Antifa are the Moral Equivalent of Neo-Nazis

Here: Neo-Nazis are the violent advocates of a murderous ideology that killed 25 million people last century. Antifa members are the violent advocates of a murderous ideology that, according to “The Black Book of Communism,” killed between 85 million and...

Mitt Romney Defends Antifa!

You already knew this, but just in case you missed it. Disgusting. TDS is claiming some distinguished victims. The Kristol Crack-up and the Mitt Meltdown. And let's not forget Milque-toast McCain.

Antifa Thugs Ignorant of Contradiction?

Jonathan Turley: At Berkeley and other universities, protesters have held up signs saying “F--k Free Speech” and have threatened to beat up anyone taking their pictures, including journalists. They seem blissfully ignorant of the contradiction in using fascistic tactics as...

Motives and Ends - Why There Are No Act Utilitarians

Each motive determines its own end. To promote a particular motive is to promote a particular end. The reason that this is important has to do with the way that utilitarians such as Henry Sidgwick handle motives. Sidgwick asserts that there is only one legitimate end - general or overall happiness. Show More Summary

Why Be Consistent? Three Types of Consistency

A reader inquires: This idea of the necessity to be consistent seems to be the logician's "absolute," as though being inconsistent was the most painful accusation one could endure. [...] What rule of life says that one must...

Sidgwick on Motives

I have survived the first week of class. I have nothing of substance to report in the Environmental Philosophy class yet, since we devoted our first day to introductions and paperwork rather than philosophical argument. I can reportShow More Summary

Is It Epistemically Certain That There are Substances?

Herewith, another episode in my ongoing discussion with Lukas Novak. Here again is his list of propositions that he claims are not only true, but knowable with (epistemic as opposed to psychological) certainty: a) God exists. b) There are substances....

Keith Parsons

Keith Parsons, a longtime personal friend of some 40 years, lives teaches at the University of Houston at Clear Lake. Because of Harvey, I am concerned, since he has not responded to my e-mail. Jeff Lowder thinks he is in a shelter somewhere without internet access.He may be an atheist, but he is in my prayers.

Reply to Johnson on nonmental reasoning

Johnson also says I missed the relevance of non-mental forms of reasoning. 38 He says that “His argument explicitly claims that purely physical, nonmental processes—the kind he says naturalism insists are ultimately explanatory—cannot...Show More Summary

A Question about Use and Mention

Here is a curious sentence suggested to me by London Ed: 1) The last word in this sentence refers to cats. (1) is part of a larger puzzle the discussion which we leave for later. My question is this: Can...

Trump Haters, Supporters, Neither, and Both

Another brilliant column by VDH. I am tempted to quote, but it's all good.

Scandal Erupts over Promotion of 'Bourgeois' Behavior

More proof that 'liberals' are insane: Were you planning to instruct your child about the value of hard work and civility? Not so fast! According to a current uproar at the University of Pennsylvania, advocacy of such bourgeois virtues is...

A Plea to Conservative Bloggers

Please join me in promoting Prager U videos. They teach what isn't taught in the leftist seminaries that our so-called universities have become. And they are mercifully short, around five minutes in length. Do your bit. Here is the man...

Do Black Lives Matter?

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am not now, and never have been, a Southerner, a redneck, a plantation owner, slave holder, apologist for slavery, Civil War re-enactor on the Confederate (or Union) side, racist, or white supremacist. I condemn slavery as a...

Is there anti-white racism?

Is there anti-white racism? Some have argued that there can't be anti-white racism because whites are privileged in society as a whole. I have never understood this. We don't just live in society as a whole. we live in subgroups, and within some subgroups, whites can be discriminated against. ???????

The Left's Biggest Challenge at the Moment . . .

... is to figure out a way to politicize Hurricane Harvey and blame Trump for it. Either him or the deplorable racist bigots who support him. I'm sure the race-baiting, totalitarian bastards will come up with something. Maybe...

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