A different kind of moral relativism

March 16, 2011

Some thoughts on philosopher Jesse Prinz's case for moral relativism.

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To refute or promote?

March 10, 2011

The debate between secularists over whether to refute religious belief or promote moral values is a mistaken one.

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What Would You Ask Hitchens?

March 03, 2011

I'll be interviewing the famed journalist and author the evening of March 8 at Stony Brook University.

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Consciousness: A Panel Discussion

February 22, 2011

Video of the Center for Inquiry-New York City's Darwin Day forum on consciousness has been posted on YouTube.

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The New Atheists: Aggressive or Brave?

February 16, 2011

Ian Ravenscroft says that despite what many argue, the New Atheists aren't aggressive -- they're just not afraid of debate.

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Susan Jacoby on “the movement”

February 10, 2011

The author argues that secularists, atheists, humanists, and skeptics, must stop quarreling if they want to make progress.

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In Egypt, Accepting Democracy Despite Its Risks

February 08, 2011

The possibility of Islam gaining a stronger hold in Egypt is not an argument against democracy.

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Vegetarianism: moral stance or mere preference?

January 26, 2011

If there are no compelling ethical reasons supporting vegetarianism, it risks degenerating to the level of preference.

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Political discourse must improve, but let’s not overreach

January 17, 2011

Americans are right to condemn harsh political rhetoric, but we shouldn't expect discourse that is nice and neat.

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Considering some common objections to philosophy

January 10, 2011

People often tell me that philosophy is esoteric and useless. Are they correct?

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