Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Aug. 2, 2015)


  • The philosophy of jerks.  What is a jerk?  “the jerk culpably fails to appreciate the perspectives of others around him, treating them as tools to be manipulated or idiots to be dealt with rather than as moral and epistemic peers.”  The opposite of the jerk is the “sweetheart.”  Be careful you yourself don’t become a jerk.  As you climb the social ladder, you’re more likely to become a jerk.
  • Denmark states that animal rights come before religious practices.  They have banned kosher and halal slaughter.






  • Studying sociology helped one become liberal from libertarian.  Here’s why.
  • Why do most men cause gun shootings?  This sociological essay argues it’s because it threatens masculinity.

About shaunmiller

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.
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