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An idea regarding charitable giving

x Bookmark   An idea regarding charitable giving   Jason Zarri Today I had an idea regarding charitable giving that as far as I know hasn’t been implemented, at least on a large scale: Why not have “charity cards”, credit cards which automatically donate a certain percentage  of what you spend to charity whenever you more »

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Don’t Think of a Square Circle!

x Bookmark Jason Zarri has a new article in Philosophy,  Don’t Think of a Square Circle!

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On the Announcement of Pope Francis’s first Apostolic Exhortation: Evangelii Gaudium

x Bookmark On the Announcement of Pope Francis’s first Apostolic Exhortation:  Evangelii Gaudium Jason Zarri Has anyone else seen this? I don’t consider myself Catholic, but it’s pretty awesome. Excerpt: “As we open our hearts, the Pope goes on, so the doors of our churches must always be open and the sacraments available to all. more »

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“Hearing about a Health Outpost set up in the Jungle” by Peter Krey

x Bookmark Hearing about a Health Outpost set up in the Jungle by Peter Krey   My friend Ron Moore and I attended a presentation by Dr. Christopher Herndon M.D.[1] on August 15, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Bone Room on Solano Avenue in Berkeley. His lecture or PowerPoint presentation was called, “Learning from Tribal Healers.” more »

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The Concept of a Zombie

x Bookmark The Concept of a Zombie (Or: On the Postmortem Survival of Conceptual Analysis) (Jason Zarri)   It goes without saying that the recent outbreak of brain-eating corpses has been injurious to social order. But in addition to inspiring fear and panic in the man on the street, zombies have proved to be a more »

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On the Moral Equality of Humans and Animals

x Bookmark Jason Zarri has a new article in Philosophy, On the Moral Equality of Humans and Animals.

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Proof that Logic Can Be Fun

x Bookmark   Jason Zarri   Proof that Logic Can Be Fun:   Premise 1. If you consider the sub-proof SP, you’ll see that logic can be fun: Premise 2. You consider SP:        SP:        Sub-premise 1. All valid arguments which have a false conclusion have at least one false premise.        Sub-premise 2. more »

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Daemonodicy: The Problem of Good

x Bookmark   Daemonodicy   ~ The Problem of Good ~   Jason Zarri   “Leibniz’s solution of the problem of evil, like most of his other popular doctrines, is logically possible, but not very convincing. A Manichaean might retort that this is the worst of all possible worlds, in which the good things that more »

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A Counterexample to Social Externalism?

x Bookmark Jason Zarri Suppose there are two linguistic communities of (roughly) equal size, dispersed throughout a large area. Both speak dialects of the same language. One community uses the term ‘arthritis’ to refer exclusively to a painful condition of the joints, the other uses it to refer to any painful condition in one’s limbs. There is more »

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The Threat We Face against Superbugs or CREs and the Need for Good Government

x Bookmark   By Peter Krey “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria: Has the Age of Antibiotics Come to an End?”  “More formally known as CREs, these ‘superbugs’ resist most antibiotics, spread resistance to other germs and kill roughly half of the people they infect.” See PBS Newshour Frontline. Watching Frontline last night, we watched with horror more »

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