Monthly Archives: July 2017

You don’t know yourself

People don’t always know what they believe. Lots of people think they believe that everyone has a right to believe whatever they want to believe. They are committed to believing that the police have a right to believe them guilty … Continue reading

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The Moral Superiority of the Modern World

We know that different societies have different moral codes.  Is there any reason to think that the moral codes of modern, educated, industrialized societies are better than more traditional ones? Of course, it is impossible to use moral codes themselves … Continue reading

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Blanket Strong Agnosticism

Blanket strong agnosticism is the view that it is impossible to know whether or not there are any supernatural beings. Since it is impossible to observe supernatural beings directly, we can only infer their existence as the best explanation for … Continue reading

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The Irrationality of Rationalists

There are philosophers who maintain that morality is a function of, or reducible to, rationality. It is impossible that they could be right.  Natural selection would eliminate individuals who were “rational” to the extent that being “rational” differed from believing … Continue reading

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Something We Can Be Sure of

We apply morality in specific situations. In order to apply it correctly, we must be aware of all the relevant materials facts. For instance, if morality requires us to engage only in the kind of sexual activity that is most … Continue reading

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