November 2007

Political Correctness and the Speech Fashion War

Let's distinguish two things here: (a) being racist, sexist, or homophobic; (b) being labeled racist, sexist, or homophobic. I take it that you can be labeled racist either correctly or incorrectly. But I also take it that you can fail to be labeled racist even though you are one. Now if it's unfashionable to express certain views and if the cost of expressing such views is that you get labeled a racist, then if people care enough about what they are labeled, several things can happen.

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What We've Been Up To, lately!

Obviously, this blog hasn't been buzzing with activity recently. That's mainly because life and work have been incredibly, incredibly busy for both John and me. And it seems harder and harder to get our on-air guests to take us up on our invitations to guest blog. So much to do, so little time to do it! I'm sure you understand. But I hope we can do better in the coming months. I can already see a new New Year's resolution coming. I will blog on a more regular basis.

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Philosophy Talk Holiday Treats Coming Soon!

Just in time for the holidays, we at Philosophy Talk will offer our listeners some holiday treats, including:THE COMPLETE PHILOSOPHY TALK

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