Let’s See What’s in the News Today (June 28, 2015)



  • Ignore the headline.  Philosopher Stephen Mumford argues that causation does exist independently of our thoughts on it.




  • There’s still conflicting studies arguing whether pornography dulls sexual pleasure, degrades women, or ruins relationships.  This is a good article sifting through the research and her conclusion is that pornography is simply a way to express a certain fantasy.





  • I don’t remember if I shared this before, but it’s worth seeing again:  A Gentleman’s Guide to Rape Culture.
  • If the Supreme Court allows gay marriage, what’s next?  Accepting queer life.  My favorite quote: “My hope is that marriage equality queers marriage, rather than straightening queers—that we reinvent it and keep reinventing it, and sexuality is finally acknowledged as having no inherent moral value except, perhaps, when it is ignored.”

About shaunmiller

I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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