Of the Passing of a Public Figure

Of course everyone, or at least most people, will know that Sen John McCain passed today. It is safe to say that I did not always agree with his policies or political views, but he was a decent man. During the 2008 election he gained a great deal of respect from me when he shot … Continue reading Of the Passing of a Public Figure

The Distraction of the Great Now

As anyone who reads my philosophical posts can tell I try not to address, too overtly anyway, any current event. I stated early on that I believe that it is far more important to discuss wider topics that may, by happenstance, be related to current events. To that end, it has been difficult in recent … Continue reading The Distraction of the Great Now

Why I Write

I'd like to say that I am abound with people asking me why I write. Sadly, or maybe not so sadly, I've never been asked why. Nonetheless, I think it's important to ask ones self that from time to time. If for no other reason as to be self reflected about ones actions. So why … Continue reading Why I Write

Is a Law Moral?

Is a law moral? Rather, does a law have a moral value? It has become vexing to me in my work in “Denial of Moral Responsibly”, and in conversations of late, that there is a notion that a right is given by law. This is, of course, completely incorrect. If a law gave rights then … Continue reading Is a Law Moral?

On a Grounding of Social Roles and Responsibilities

Todays post was intended to be on the topic of the denial of moral responsibility. Yet, a theme as stricken me from recent readings and review of by previous two posts. That is the role and responsibilities in a society. To this I will now give thought and slow diligence. To begin, in "The Moral … Continue reading On a Grounding of Social Roles and Responsibilities

Tacit Consent

In my last post, "The Moral Vote", I discussed briefly voting along moral lines. This post is, in a sense, a continuation of the same idea, albeit from a different point of view. The topic of tacit consent is not a new one. Among others, Locke claims that one who continues to reside in a … Continue reading Tacit Consent

The Moral Vote

Is it justifiable to vote on strictly moral grounds? Rather, is one justified in voting for someone in spite of immoral acts and beliefs because of that persons nonmoral policies? The labor to craft the right question alone has taken slow deliberance. As such it is clear that to answer it will be no small … Continue reading The Moral Vote

Philosophical Assumptions & Comment

In preparing my next post, 'The Moral Vote', it occurred to me that at the root of my conversations I will draw upon language that may not be universal. The philosophical language of ethics, political theory, epistemology, etc., may not be widely understood by all readers. Wherefore, with a desire to remain as concise as … Continue reading Philosophical Assumptions & Comment

Preamble

How does one begin to share ones thoughts onto the world? Moreover, how does one reengage where once one had done so for some time but halted? Slowly, it would seem. So too with deliberance. With slow deliberance then I shall begin once more to lay down my thoughts, beliefs, passions, and to do so … Continue reading Preamble