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On the Necessity of Liberty: Part 1

On the Necessity of Liberty A Defense of Compatibilism By Jason Zarri   What follows is an edited version of an essay I wrote back in 2002. I am now much less sure of the truth of determinism, realize that these issues are much more complex than I understood back then, and regret the essay’s more »

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An Ode to Hume’s Skepticism

An Ode to Hume’s Skepticism By  Jason Zarri The legacy of David Hume, like the appearance of the Moon,  is sometimes waxing, sometimes waning,  but hopefully never, forever fading. The Treatise fell dead-born from the press, The Enquiries had more success, and the Dialogues should still impress all those who in clerical garb do dress. But be you “friend” or be you more »

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The Rational Man: A Poem

THE RATIONAL MAN  By Jason Zarri A rational man took a stroll one day, and chopped some logic along the way. Quoth he: “What should a logician say? Does the law of bivalence hold fast come what may? How could my mind know it, assuming it’s true, when with such abstract facts it has nothing more »

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The Phantom of the Qualia

The Phantom of the Qualia   Lyrics for a Musical Philosophical Parody   By Jason Zarri (The following is “mashup” parody of [and tribute to!] “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Music of the Night” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical The Phantom of the Opera and the debate over the ontological status of qualia in the philosophy more »

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New Article by Stephen Lee Naish: Shut up Capitalism! Beyond the Superhero

See here: Shut up Capitalism! Beyond the Superhero.  

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Link: Steven Pinker, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason

http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_pinker_and_rebecca_newberger_goldstein_the_long_reach_of_reason

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A Geeky Idea for A “Pluralistic Realism” Essay Contest: Zen-ish Reasons to be A Lot Nicer to Each Other

    By   Jasonus Zarrinus     A Geeky Latin-ate Comededic Philosophy / Paradox Student and Philosopher Dude    (or, in your essay,  “By [insert your own name-ish thing and sub title]”) Ok, have I gotten your attention? The idea here is simple but also complex: Write your own essay inspired by this very post, submit more »

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My “translation” (there are different ones) of the ‘Our Father’:

  My “translation” (there are different ones) of the ‘Our Father’: “Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this Day, our Daily Bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And do not more »

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Philosophers’ Carnival #159

Welcome one and all to the 159th edition of the Philosophers’ Carnival! To submit your work for the next one, please see the the Philosophers’ Carnival homepage.   We have a large and diverse set of entries this time, so gather ’round, step up, step in, and prepare to ponder some philosophical perplexities!   Logic, more »

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An idea regarding charitable giving

  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 make a more »

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