Monthly Archives: February 2011

Stoicism on beards

Call me shallow, but I love it when philosophers take up seemingly trivial things like beards. Perhaps it is because I love to make mountains out of molehills (find the profound and deep in the simple and the ordinary). After … Continue reading

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The ongoing LiveAction debate

Previous “Links roundups” (here and here) have taken up the debate about LiveAction and whether its deceptive methods (pretending to be pimps and child prostitutes) in revealing despicable Planned Parenthood practices were morally justifiable. The debate continues to rage in … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 2.21

Many of you know by now that our local Borders bookstore is closing. Locally, this leaves us with quite limited in person browsing of books. The closure raises interesting questions about our future experience with books. Might my children grow … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 2.16

Michael Novak reflects on the Myth of Romantic Love. A selection: “If and when eros does vanquish all obstacles, it ceases to be romantic love. It now must choose between commitment to a concrete other with all the limitations of … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 2.12

Sharon Marshall reflects on the struggle to find the proper place for technology in the university. Here is a 1994 Today Show clip where Gumble and Couric are perplexed by new technology, expressing all kinds of confusion over what the … Continue reading

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