Ethics and Philosophy

MY EIGHTH SIN

Remember the seven cardinal sins? I took up the gauntlet, the challenge of adding a new sin to the classics. First, I had to do a quick refresher course on the original big seven. They are: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride. Really, I’m not sure we need… Read More ›

CHANGING THE WORLD WITH A WHISPER

The Encyclopedia Britannica provides this illuminating definitions: Phenomenology, a philosophical movement originating in the 20th century, the primary objective of which is the direct investigation and description of phenomena as consciously experienced, without theories about their causal explanation and as… Read More ›

RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLES

Unless you count drinking coffee and checking email as a ritual, I don’t really have any. I do, however, have practices. Stuff I do, stuff I believe or at least pretend to believe. As time has galloped by, I’ve renounced stuff. I didn’t… Read More ›

THE MYTH OF CLEAN GOVERNMENT

“If only we could get a clean candidate, we could have a government without corruption.” Please, show me an example of an un-corrupt government. Anywhere, anytime in the history of the world. From the first known government (Egypt? China?) to today. Any form… Read More ›