September 30, 2020

Philosophy conjures up images of the metaphysical, the examination of the meaning of life, love and all things about who we are. Some of the most famous philosophers — Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, Hegel and Marx — ring familiar. Philosophy has other elements though, inc...

September 3, 2020

Speech doesn’t hurt anyone. Speech may cause joy, sadness, outrage, laughter or drowsiness. But hurt — physical pain or loss of property, no.

On July 13, 2020, a woman took a fatal bullet for saying “All Lives Matter.” Bernell Trammell was standing on a street corner in...

July 1, 2020

“Moderation in all things,” an old proverb, encourages us to avoid the extreme. Oscar Wilde conjoined the phase with, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” In Plato’s Republic, temperance — moderation — ranked there with wisdom, courage and justice. All cal...

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