Category Archives: Books

Let’s See What’s in the News Today (July 13, 2015)

Animals Need to have your dog walked but don’t have time?  There’s an app for that. Books How to publish a philosophy book. Economics Most American poor aren’t unemployed, but have low-paying jobs. Euthanasia A young Belgian 24-year old woman … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Nov. 17, 2014)

Books The book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is about a young man, Chris McCandless, who left his comfortable life outside of Washington D.C., gave his money away and burned the rest, and headed to the Alaskan wilderness.  Why did … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 01/15/2012

Aesthetics Photography in the style of ancient Chinese art. A guide on buying a camera. Books An interactive account of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Culture Humans in big gatherings Economics Facts about Gold. A visualization of the economic inequality in America. … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 10/02/2011

Books Google puts the Dead Sea Scrolls online (in high resolution). Guide to fantasy and/or sci-fi books. Economics When it comes to economics, “we’re all Mormons now.” Studies show that when women take on their husbands’ last name, she gets … Continue reading

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Various Philosophers on Sex

I posted an overview on various philosophers on erotic love, flirting and marriage.  Here, I’ll be looking at the philosophy of sex and many sub-categories with it.  As before, if there’s something that I’m missing, please let me know.  This … Continue reading

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An Argument Against Ayn Rand’s Objectivism

Wow!  I’ve not read it all, but this guy has seriously done his homework. There’s also another book that comes from a blog, but I’m not sure how good it is.

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Benatar Part Six: Concluding Remarks

Finally, we’re in our last chapter. This last one is reserved for a hodgepodge of replies and responses that Benatar encounters. Just to recap: In part one, I went through Benatar’s argument on why coming into existence is a harm. … Continue reading

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Benatar Part Five: Population and Extinction

In part one, I went through Benatar’s argument on why coming into existence is a harm. In part two, I went through Benatar’s argument on just how harmful coming into existence is. In part three, I went through Benatar’s anti-natalism. … Continue reading

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Benatar Part Four: The “Pro-Death” View

In part one, I looked at Benatar’s argument for why coming into existence is always bad. In part two, I looked at Benatar’s argument on how bad coming into existence really is. In part three, I looked at Benatar’s anti-natalist position … Continue reading

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Benatar Part Three: His Anti-Natalist Position

In part one, I looked at his argument on why coming into existence is a harm. In part two, I looked at why always coming into existence is always a harm and how harmful coming into existence really is. In … Continue reading

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