Monthly Archives: October 2008

Book Review: The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

I’m reading this book for a couple of reasons.  One is because I’m getting more politically involved and so I want to keep up with the political situation and see what other commentators are saying.  So I decided on this … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Culture, Economics, Experts, Government, Health, Law, News, Politics, Race, Values | 3 Comments

For those of you in Customer Service. . .

. . . this is for you.  I’m sure many of you have worked with customers in your life.  This will always bring a chuckle to me.  Check it out here. Funny thing though is that most of these have … Continue reading

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Systems vs. Individuals: Is the Fault of Morality within the Institution or without?

I haven’t fully developed this line of thought, so I’m only presenting something that I’ve observed rather trying to make heads or tails of this. Many people have looked at certain institutions and claimed that the institution itself is to … Continue reading

Posted in Capital Punishment, Ethics, Paper Topic, Pornography | 2 Comments

Book Review: Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut

I really didn’t get into Vonnegut until the middle of college (this was about 5 or 6 years ago).  I only read about three books and initially, his writing style put me off.  I don’t know why, maybe it was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tête-à-Tête, The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre by Rowley

I was in for a treat reading this book.  I have always been interested in the philosophies of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.  Part of this interest deals with their relationship(s) and the other people involved.  I never knew … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Existentialism, Monogamy, Sexuality | 6 Comments

Barbara Oakley on Evil Genes

At Point of Inquiry, Barbara Oakley brings out a thesis of evil genes.  She states that Zimbardo and Milgram’s experiments were flawed and suggests that we aren’t evil (or good) because of our environmental upbringing; rather, we are born evil … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Experts, Religion | 2 Comments

Two Socratic Teachers

I’ve had this idea for a week now and I’m considering writing a paper on this. Socrates is known as the archetype of philosophy.  His Socratic Method is the paradigm of what Western philosophy is all about.  You go through … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Paper Topic, Socrates, Teaching | 5 Comments

Third State to make Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

Check it here: Connecticut’s Supreme Court has overturned a ban on same-sex marriages, making it the third US state to legalise such unions. If this trend follows, I think the rest of the nation will follow. UPDATE: (Nov. 5th, 2008) … Continue reading

Posted in Same-Sex, Sexuality | 1 Comment

North Korea Off of Terrorist List

Check it here: A US State Department official said the deal was reached after North Korea agreed to provide full access to its controversial nuclear programme. It probably doesn’t mean much because I think most Americans still consider North Korea … Continue reading

Posted in Government | 4 Comments

More options for the 2008 Election

Confused on who to vote for?  Are you tired of just the Democratic or Republican choices, but you’re not quite sure what the other candidates stand for in these “other” parties? Have no fear, take this quiz and you’ll see … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 Election, Government, Politics | 5 Comments