Category Archives: Relationships

Let’s See What’s in the News Today (April 3, 2016)

Children When someone doesn’t want kids, people often respond by saying things like, “You’ll change your mind later,” or “you’ll want kids someday.”  Here’s an article about parents who regret having kids. Culture Television that has romantic and relationship themes … Continue reading

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On Building the Virtue of Being Rejected

I came across this story on NPR, which discusses a young man, Jason Comely.  Jason didn’t go out that much.  Nine months before, his wife had left him for someone else.  From this experience, Jason withdrew from life and didn’t … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Nov. 30, 2015)

Dating People are rated more attractive when they are in groups rather than seen alone.  This is known as the cheerleader effect.  In a way, having a wingman or a wingwoman would be a good idea. A comic about what … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Oct. 26, 2015)

Cognitive Science Evidence shows that gender is fluid, but our brains automatically see them as discrete things.  Apply this to other fields as well. Culture The story of the Ermahgerd girl. Death The Ethics of Suicide Digital Archive. Economics My … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Sept. 21, 2015)

Economics A plea for a welfare state because according to the latest studies, it increases overall happiness. Thomas Aquinas: Ethics and Anti-capitalism Emotions Acting happy when you’re not feeling it, particularly known in some jobs, can actually be detrimental to … Continue reading

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

Ethics 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 … Continue reading

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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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Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage, Part Two: Should New Relationships Be Legitimate?

In part one, I discussed the relationship between the government and marriage and I showed that I was torn between the last two options, but with an inclination toward the second option.  In this post, I’ll be looking at different … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (July 5, 2015)

Emotions The History of Slut-Shaming from Rome to cyberspace. Ethics 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 … Continue reading

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

Animals The ethics of pet food. Causation Ignore the headline.  Philosopher Stephen Mumford argues that causation does exist independently of our thoughts on it. Ethics Will your self-driving car be programmed to kill you? Mind The mind is a computer. … Continue reading

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