Speaking of Peter Singer, he has a lot of controversial views. Because of that, he has been disinvited to a conference and there’s a petition to have him fired from his job. Robert P. George disagrees completely with Singer’s views. Yet, George makes the case that Singer does not deserve to be fired. Rather, his ideas ought to be heard and in order to defeat Singer’s argument, you must take on his arguments. That’s what academic freedom is all about.
Why Inequality Matters. tl;dr: Conservative position is that to fix inequality, you must provide opportunities. Liberal position is that to provide opportunities, you must fix inequality. The article argues that the liberal position is the correct view.
I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University. The primary purpose of this blog is to get my ideas out there, and then have other people scrutinize, critique, build upon, and systematize beliefs. This blog will sometimes pertain to what I'm learning in my classes, but it will occasionally deal with non-classroom issues that I'm thinking about as well.