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Filed Under:Academics / Philosophy
Posts on Regator:4678
Posts / Week:15.9
Archived Since:February 15, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Why Privilege?

Our old friend Horace Jeffery Hodges checks his privilege.

Ron Radosh on the American Left

Friends of Our Country's Enemies Radosh is rock-solid. A former lefty, he knows whereof he speaks. And of course leftists hate him mindlessly for his apostasy. Somebody ought to explore the connection between the attitudes of leftists and radical Islamists...

Self Control and Respect for Authority

If Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri fame had been properly brought up to have self control and to respect authority he might be alive today. Police have the authority to issue commands in certain circumstances as when people are violating...

Sports and Politics

When it comes to sports I'm a participant, not a spectator; when it comes to politics, I'm a spectator, not a participant. I watch politics, not football; I run races, not for office. Related articles The Rationality of Political Ignorance...

Amazon Pricing and a Book Bleg

I'd like to get my hands on a copy of Maria Reicher, ed., States of Affairs (Ontos Verlag, 2009). I didn't find it in the ASU catalog and so I headed over to Amazon.com where I found a used copy...

Another Beheading

Is it still the religion of peace? And you voted for Obama, twice? What were you thinking? Were you thinking at all?

The Compartmentalizer

He keeps his head together by keeping his head compartments apart.

Five Feminist Myths

Christina Hoff Sommers exposes five leftist-feminist falsehoods. My favorite example is the following one which provides yet another example of the idiocy of Jimmy Carter, the Obama of the 1970s: MYTH 2: Between 100,000 and 300,000 girls are pressed into...

Some Questions About White Privilege

There is a lot of talk these days about white privilege. I don't believe I have discussed this topic before. 1. White privilege is presumably a type of privilege. What is a privilege? This is the logically prior question. To...

September

Summer once again subsides into the sweetness of September. This calls for a song, September in the Rain, not that there is much that could be called rain in these parts. But the Arizona monsoon looks to be over, the...

Fused Participles and Ontology

Let's begin by reviewing some grammar. 'Walking' is the present participle of the infinitive 'to walk.' Present participles are formed by adding -ing to the verb stem, in our example, walk. Participles can be used either nominally or adjectivally. A...

Ten Reasons I am No Longer a Leftist

Article by Danusha V. Goska. Excerpts: 7) Leftists hate my people. [...] Leftists freely label poor whites as "redneck," "white trash," "trailer trash," and "hillbilly." At the same time that leftists toss around these racist and classist slurs,...

Angst and the Empty Set

When I first saw this article, I thought to myself, "Oh boy, another load of stinking, steaming, scientistic bullshit by some know-nothing science writer or physicist for me to sink my logic shovel into!" You have heard it said, 'Take...

Mockery

I just heard Dennis Prager say that he never mocks his ideological opponents. If I had his ear, I would put to him the question, "Do think there are no conceivable circumstances in which mockery of an ideological opponent is...

My Kind of Guy

Desiderius Erasmus is often quoted as saying, "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." The closest I have come to verifying this attribution or misattribution is here: Ad...

Walter E. Williams: Blacks Must Face Reality

Excerpt: The Census Bureau pegs the poverty rate among blacks at 28.1 percent. A statistic that one never hears about is that the poverty rate among intact married black families has been in the single digits for more than two...

Dawkins Versus Swinburne

Richard Dawkins reviews Richard Swinburne, Is There a God? (Oxford, 1996) here. What follows are the meatiest excerpts from Dawkins' review together with my critical comments. I have bolded the passages to which I object. (show) Swinburne is ambitious. He...

Quod Gratis Asseritur, Gratis Negatur and Petitio Principii

It occurred to me this morning that there is a connection between the two. Suppose a person asserts that abortion is morally wrong. Insofar forth, a bare assertion which is likely to elicit the bare counter-assertion, 'Abortion is not morally...

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