Is Libertarianism Viable?

View image | gettyimages.com The United States has had a libertarian and anarchist thread since the beginning, which is certainly appropriate for a nation that espouses individual liberty and
View image | gettyimages.com The United States has had a libertarian and anarchist thread since the beginning, which is certainly appropriate for a nation that espouses individual liberty and [More]

The Implications of Self-Driving Cars

View image | gettyimages.com My friend Ron claims that “Mike does not drive.” This is not true—I do drive, but I do so as little as possible. Part of it is frugality—I don’t want to spend more
View image | gettyimages.com My friend Ron claims that “Mike does not drive.” This is not true—I do drive, but I do so as little as possible. Part of it is frugality—I don’t want to spend more [More]

The “Two Bads” Fallacy & Racism

The murder of nine people in the Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina ignited an intense discussion of race and violence. While there has been near-universal condemnation of the murders, some people
The murder of nine people in the Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina ignited an intense discussion of race and violence. While there has been near-universal condemnation of the murders, some people [More]

Narratives, Violence & Terror

View image | gettyimages.com After the terrorist attack on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, commentators hastened to weave a narrative about the murders. Some, such
View image | gettyimages.com After the terrorist attack on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, commentators hastened to weave a narrative about the murders. Some, such [More]

Philosophers and their religious practices part 10: Covenants with God and with each other

This is the ninth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their
This is the ninth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their [More]

Mad PACS: Money Road

View image | gettyimages.com “The road to the White House is not just any road. It is longer than you’d think and a special fuel must be burned to ride it. The bones of those who ran out of
View image | gettyimages.com “The road to the White House is not just any road. It is longer than you’d think and a special fuel must be burned to ride it. The bones of those who ran out of [More]

Mistakes

View image | gettyimages.com If you have made a mistake, do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways. -Confucius   I never make the same mistake twice. Unfortunately,
View image | gettyimages.com If you have made a mistake, do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways. -Confucius   I never make the same mistake twice. Unfortunately, [More]

Philosophers and their religious practices part 9: A spiritual journey with many paths

This is the ninth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their
This is the ninth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their [More]

Philosophy, Running, Gaming & the Quantified Self

View image | gettyimages.com “The unquantified life is not worth living.” While the idea of quantifying one’s life is an old idea, one growing tech trend is the use of devices and apps to
View image | gettyimages.com “The unquantified life is not worth living.” While the idea of quantifying one’s life is an old idea, one growing tech trend is the use of devices and apps to [More]

Why we should read Dante as well as Shakespeare

Dante can seem overwhelming. T.S. Eliot’s peremptory declaration that ‘Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world between them: there is no third’ is more likely to be off-putting these days than
Dante can seem overwhelming. T.S. Eliot’s peremptory declaration that ‘Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world between them: there is no third’ is more likely to be off-putting these days than [More]