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Liberal values are universal values?

Today I started to read an article. It began by way of a preamble stating the author’s ‘commitment to universal liberal values’. I stopped right there. My train of thought went off at a tangent to the author’s. I assumed … Continue reading

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Peter Singer’s followers occupy Wall Street, and not in a good way

If practical ethics is supposed to be a guide to conduct in the social and political world, then those who would teach it as an academic subject should be careful to work with an appropriate degree of understanding of social … Continue reading

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What are rights?

Philosophers and lawyers have expended a lot of intellectual energy thinking about questions of what rights really are, about when a right is genuine, what the nature of a right is, what the value or the purpose of a right … Continue reading

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