Tag Archives: philosophy

Shades of Gnosticism

Stacy McCain’s post “Is Sexual Desire Dehumanizing?” is a good illustration of how feminists are rehashing things dead white men argued about thousands of years ago. Sexual objectification? The way feminists use the term, it’s a joke. After all, they’re usually … Continue reading

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Rhetorical tricks

Rhetoric is necessary, don’t get me wrong. But there’s a certain class of rhetorical tricks that’s blatantly dishonest, and it really ticks me off when people use them (and then try to act all innocently outraged when they get called … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk

Here’s a handy visual aid for levels of discussion. The peak of the pyramid, unfortunately, does not seem to be useful. An end state, perhaps? In any case, whether or not your opponent’s point has been successfully refuted is likely to … Continue reading

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Walls and wealth

Samizdata has a couple of posts on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. By coincidence, I happen to have recently heard a few sermons on Mark 10, the encounter with the rich young man who wanted to … Continue reading

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Ethics of force

I’ve been reading Cornered Cat lately, and one of the questions for concealed carry is “Could You Really?” – as in, could you really use lethal force against another human being to protect yourself? Due to my upbringing and the … Continue reading

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Monomania, projection, and goggles

Anyone who’s spent any significant time on the internet has run across examples of monomaniacs. In any conversation, no matter what it is, they will interject their own beloved topic or opinion. One example is GBFM, who lurks around the … Continue reading

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Book Commentary: The Irrational Atheist

This is not going to be a real “review” of Vox Day’s The Irrational Atheist: Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens, mostly because I don’t particularly want to talk a lot about the whole book. This is actually … Continue reading

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