Opposite Day: "Charity begins at home" edition

It's been almost a decade since my evil twin Ricardo last posted on this blog. I invite him back today to share a horribly misguided speech that he recently gave as part of a debate in St Andrews
It's been almost a decade since my evil twin Ricardo last posted on this blog. I invite him back today to share a horribly misguided speech that he recently gave as part of a debate in St Andrews [More]

GOP Closes Doors to Newborns

In a nearby possible world, the GOP politicians decrying refugees extended their arguments just a little further.  It went a little something like this..."Who in their right mind would want to
In a nearby possible world, the GOP politicians decrying refugees extended their arguments just a little further.  It went a little something like this..."Who in their right mind would want to [More]

8-Bit Philosophy

Creative (if not a bit tongue-in-cheek) mashups on old 8-bit video games designed to impart of bit of ancient and contemporary wisdom using well-loved actors such as Zelda, Mario Bros., and Donkey Kong. Learn about the philosophy of Plato, Nietzsche, Descartes, and Kierkegaard while reminiscing about your Nintendo game system.
Creative (if not a bit tongue-in-cheek) mashups on old 8-bit video games designed to impart of bit of ancient and contemporary wisdom using well-loved actors such as Zelda, Mario Bros., and Donkey Kong. Learn about the philosophy of Plato, Nietzsche, Descartes, and Kierkegaard while reminiscing about your Nintendo game system. [More]

Birthday Fundraising

To celebrate turning 29, I'm asking friends / readers / anyone who's feeling generous to donate $29 to Deworm the World, a top-rated charity recommended by both GiveWell and Giving What We Can.(For
To celebrate turning 29, I'm asking friends / readers / anyone who's feeling generous to donate $29 to Deworm the World, a top-rated charity recommended by both GiveWell and Giving What We Can.(For [More]

To have fun

Monkeys do it, minnows do it, even fiddler crabs do it. Play, that is. And that’s become an intellectual scandal. After all, what»s the purpose of play?…
Monkeys do it, minnows do it, even fiddler crabs do it. Play, that is. And that’s become an intellectual scandal. After all, what»s the purpose of play?… [More]

What Do Philosophy and Ukulele Rock Have In Common?

Seattle's loudest ukulele band plays Green Days American Idiot. Nothing to do with philosophy but a lot of fun!
Seattle's loudest ukulele band plays Green Days American Idiot. Nothing to do with philosophy but a lot of fun! [More]

Annals of Overblown Rhetoric

From Dennett's "Epiphenomenal" Qualia?:If we were to declare that in principle, a zombie is indistinguishable from a conscious person, then we would be saying that genuine
From Dennett's "Epiphenomenal" Qualia?:If we were to declare that in principle, a zombie is indistinguishable from a conscious person, then we would be saying that genuine [More]

Argument Proves That Philosophy Doesn’t Exist

Two philosophers out of Denmark have developed a proof that demonstrates that philosophy doesn't exist. They have the support of some politicians but many in the philosophical community are enraged.
Two philosophers out of Denmark have developed a proof that demonstrates that philosophy doesn't exist. They have the support of some politicians but many in the philosophical community are enraged. [More]