The Gun and I: My Backstory

Like everyone else, how I look at the world is shaped by my psychological backstory. While, as a professional philosopher, I have an excellent logical toolkit, my use of these tools is shaped by how
Like everyone else, how I look at the world is shaped by my psychological backstory. While, as a professional philosopher, I have an excellent logical toolkit, my use of these tools is shaped by how [More]

Cleaning Your Own Toilet

Like almost everyone else, I do not enjoy cleaning.  Like most people, I find living in filth unacceptable. As such, I need to either clean myself, get someone else to clean for me or change my
Like almost everyone else, I do not enjoy cleaning.  Like most people, I find living in filth unacceptable. As such, I need to either clean myself, get someone else to clean for me or change my [More]

Moral responsibility and the ‘honor box’ system

If you’ve worked in an office, you’re probably familiar with “honor box” coffee service. Everyone helps themselves to stewed coffee, adds to the lounge’s growing filth, and deposits a nominal sum
If you’ve worked in an office, you’re probably familiar with “honor box” coffee service. Everyone helps themselves to stewed coffee, adds to the lounge’s growing filth, and deposits a nominal sum [More]

An Analysis of Sam Harris’ Free Will

Sam Harris says were not free and its time to face that fact. Popular author and religious antagonist, Harris tackles another sacred cow of the religiously-inclined: free will. In this article, I analyze his argument and give a common rejoinder to it's core idea.
Sam Harris says were not free and its time to face that fact. Popular author and religious antagonist, Harris tackles another sacred cow of the religiously-inclined: free will. In this article, I analyze his argument and give a common rejoinder to it's core idea. [More]