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"Yes, as modernism has bled into post-modernism any hope for common ultimate grounds or authority (revelation or a scientific basis for ethics) has disappeared. But the "easygoing moral individualism" is mirrored by rabid fundamentalism.…"
I fully agree that the peculiarly persistent American myth that participating in a religious community makes you moral or ethical is often naive and misguided. An aesthetic claim by an individual (what feels right) is also an…"
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A great article discussing biologists' widespread use of the language of "being" and their inability to explicitly deal with the language due to "materialist metaphysical baggage." The article is informed through and through by philosophy and calls for new respect for qualitative science.…See More
"That's an important distinction that has been bothering me but that I haven't been able to articulate. Do you know of any writing on it?
EPA's research arm has a number of projects under their new trandisciplinary research plan that…"
""Branding." Yikes, one forgets how political academia can be. I imagine you're dealing with legitimate concerns, fear of change, and interests in preserving the status quo. The first can be addressed with new criteria for evaluating…"
"The other thread in the Theoretical Discussions forum has a start on both of these questions that I think is pretty good. I think the first question could be flipped:
(1) Is academic philosophy, philosophy?
The qualifier always indicates there is…"
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