Why John Stuart Mill is still important

By John Ruberry I have been thinking about John Stuart Mill lately, a true liberal by the way, meaning he was open-minded, ever since Little Marathon Pundit returned from London a month ago. It was there she came across, at Victoria Embankment Gardens, a bronze statue of Mill. Then a week and a half ago, … Continue reading Why John Stuart Mill is still important

Why Information Matters

by baldilocks You’ll want your choice of non-alcoholic beverage while reading this. Philosophy can be a bit like a computer getting creakier. It starts well, dealing with significant and serious issues that matter to anyone. Yet, in time, it can get bloated and bogged down and slow. Philosophy begins to care less about philosophical questions than about philosophers’ … Continue reading Why Information Matters

A Star Trek Clue on Liberalism

This weekend at Instapundit Randy Barnett linked to an interesting piece on Star Trek TNG that discussed how the 3rd Season Cliffhanger led to acceptance in the Star Trek Community. “MR. WORF, FIRE!”: The Story of the Most Daring Cliffhanger in Star Trek ‘Next Generation’ History: If you are a star trek fan you'll likely … Continue reading A Star Trek Clue on Liberalism

Bill Maher and Alexandra Pelosi not racists; Feudal lord and Lady.

Arthur A'Bland: Don't forget that you're a free man, no matter how poor we are you're free and no one can make you do anything that mean or servile, or wrong! The Adventures of Robin Hood: Children of the Greenwood 1956 People on the right are celebrating the above video from Bill Maher's show where … Continue reading Bill Maher and Alexandra Pelosi not racists; Feudal lord and Lady.

A thought on the AP story that deserves its own post

I was speaking to a police officer a bit ago and he said something that frankly never occurred to me. When dealing with accused criminals and the like police officers remember that their convictions only reflect what they have been "caught" doing. This is in fact what has happened with the media. It's not that … Continue reading A thought on the AP story that deserves its own post

A must read for Catholic and Atheists

Gary Gutting who teaches philosophy at the University of Notre Dame puts up, at of all places the NYT online, a pair of spectacular philosophical pieces on belief, non belief and agnosticism. The first from Aug 1st is called Philosophy & Faith: At this point, the class perks up again as I lay out versions … Continue reading A must read for Catholic and Atheists

One more thought on rationing of services…

...for those who are so keen to do so for the elderly, a quick question: There is a story about how a sixteen year old sailor who is trying to sail around the world. There was a scare that she might be lost at sea: A 16-year-old US sailor who went missing while sailing solo … Continue reading One more thought on rationing of services…