Tag Archives: Values

The Glass Slipper Effect and Gender Roles

In a recent article, authors Laurie A. Rudman and Jessica B. Heppen introduce a new concept called the “Glass Slipper Effect.”  This is how the authors describe it: Romantic fairy tales… can be summed up as, “Once upon a time, … Continue reading

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Aziz Ansari, Helen Fisher, and others Discuss Romantic Love in Modern Times

Last June, comedian Aziz Ansari and sociologist Eric Klinenberg wrote a book together called Modern Romance.  The book discusses how technology has rapidly changed the way we view love and relationships such as breaking up over texts, emojis as ways of (mis)expressing … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s In the News Today (Nov. 30, 2014)

Emotions There could be a danger emphasizing empathy.  “Once you see someone as fundamentally other, fundamentally different, empathy turns off like a switch.” Paul Ekman has been an expert at detecting the emotions of faces and even whether they’re dishonest … Continue reading

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How to Test Whether Life is Worth Living (Test Four: Preferring Not to Have Been Born Test)

In part one, I went through Smuts’ article on certain tests on what makes life worth living. I went through Camus’ Suicide Test and showed Smut’s argument on why it fails. In part two, I went through mainly Nietzsche’s Eternal Recurrence Test … Continue reading

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How to Test Whether Life is Worth Living (Test Two: The Recurrence Test)

In part one, I went through Smuts’ article on certain tests on what makes life worth living. I went through Camus’ Suicide Test and showed Smut’s argument on why it fails. In this post, I’ll look into the second test … Continue reading

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Book Review: On the Meaning of Sex by J. Budziszewski

Through these modern times, sexual attitudes have lessoned. The attitudes are littered with hedonism, individualistic goals, and simple activities that one does. The idea of taking sex seriously such as expressions of forming a union, procreation, saving oneself before marriage … Continue reading

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Book Review: Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law by Elizabeth Brake

Marriage these days is confined to two people and the usual arrangement is between a man and a woman.  Lately, there has been growing acceptance of same-sex relationships and thereby same-sex marriage.  But anything more than this is going “too … Continue reading

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Various Philosophers on Relationships: Polyamory, the Family, Friendship, and Singledom

This is my third, and possible last, installment on my interests in philosophy pertaining to the philosophy of love and sex.  My previous blog dealt with various philosophers on sex and the blog before dealt with various philosophers on love, … 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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Book Review: Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered Marriage by Stephanie Coontz

I had the joy of reading this book last year and I’ve been meaning to do a review on it.  Well, the time is now.  However, I’m not going to simply spell out the book.  It’s so good that you … Continue reading

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