January 2015

Could Race be in Your Genes?

Most philosophical work on race concentrates on two questions. The first is the question of whether race is real. Are there really kinds of people corresponding to racial categories like “white” and “black,” or is this merely an illusion? Suppose that races are real.

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Is Anarchy Possible?

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Categorizing Humans

Having just listened to the recent Philosophy Talk show with David Livingstone Smith, I find myself thinking that he is on to an extremely important phenomenon, but that he mischaracterizes it. Furthermore, the way he mischaracterizes it represents a big oversight about the way humans experience other humans.

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Is There Life (or Anything) After Death?

This week we're asking… What's Next? After death, that is.

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Why Be Moral?

This week we're asking the question: Why Be Moral?  But what kind of question is that?  Morality is a good thing.  Immorality is a bad thing.  A person should always do good things and never do bad things.  Doesn't everybody agree?

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