Tag Archives: morality

Is pop music bad for you?

I’ve been reading Roger Scruton’s book, The Soul of the World, which philosophically takes aim at reductionist accounts of human nature – stuff like attempts to explain human action entirely in the terms of neuroscience, Darwinian evolution, etc. To oversimplify … Continue reading

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Continuing the conversation

I seem to be experiencing my own 15 minutes of fame by way of having my previous post quoted on Andrew Sullivan’s blog. The amount of traffic I’ve received in the past 48 hours is about on par with what … Continue reading

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Philosophical diversion

This post is semi-inspired by a brief discussion elsewhere. It was suggested that, given the controversial nature of ethical theories, it is more reasonable to view them as expressions (or ad hoc justifications, I suppose) of subjective preferences until we … Continue reading

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