Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ethics in Hindu Epics Dr. Arvind Sharma is a leading scholar of Religious Studies. Follow the link to read his brief tract arguing that the Rāmāyaṇa and the Mahābhārata’s approach to the good leans more towards deontology and consequentialism, respectively. Advertisements

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Don’t Quote Me on This

As a public service, I share with you this NY Times op-ed by Brian Morton. Now, please emend as needed all second-hand proclamations and attributions. Misquotations that push a scrubbed-down, feel-good message miss the point of truly complex or truly good ideas. … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop: Writing a Thesis Statement for Philosophy Papers

“The crux of a philosophical argument often appears to be a Dedekind cut between a series of ‘as I will show’s and a series of ‘as I have shown’s. In a sense the preliminaries are the argument, and there is … Continue reading

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The [Agri]Culture of Ignorance: How Our Current Agricultural Practices Will Cause the Collapse of Ecological Life-Systems

(For a notable scholar’s account of environmental sustainability, see my post Destroying the Commons.) Under the United States’ current system of agriculture, many key elements of sustained ecological functions (important values for global sustainability) fall by the wayside. Here I … Continue reading

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