- The History of Slut-Shaming from Rome to cyberspace.
- Through the work of Molly Crocket, taking anti-depressants makes one more moral, taking dopamine-enhancing drugs can make one more selfish. The interesting thing about this is that taking drugs can alter moral judgements.
- Laura Kipnis got in trouble because she wrote an article about how people are infantizing feminism. Ironically, she was charged with Title IX. Here is a great interview about the incident, her new book, and how feminism has evolved:
- Three-year olds help victims of injustice. This has lead to new insight into the nature of justice itself.
- The nature of love from a metaphysical, existential, and scientific point of view. All three philosophers are great, by the way.
- The bestowal view of love says that I find you special/valuable because I love you. In scientific terms, the mate value changes once you love them. Here’s a great article showing how that works.
- Turns out the famous case about the philosophy of mind isn’t entirely true. Phineas Gage had an iron rod rip through his skull and the conventional wisdom is that his whole personality changed and he lived a life of seclusion or he joined the circus. It actually turns out he went through rehabilitation and moved to Chile to become a calm, horse-coach driver.
- A study reveals that poverty can weaken children’s brains.
- With same-sex marriage legalized, polyamory may be the next step. Someone is already applying for a polygamous marriage license. Jonathan Rauch argues that CJ Roberts is wrong that polygamy is the next step. What Rauch—among others—gets wrong is that Roberts says “polyamory” not “polygamy.” Here’s are some other reasons why Rauch is wrong.
- Speaking of which, check out this post with many philosophers discussing about the latest ruling.
- 10 Questions to ask before marrying, with the help from Nietzsche.
- Why do people stay in abusive relationships? Simply saying “why didn’t you just leave” is not only unhelpful, but it’s also damaging.