Monthly Archives: December 2014

Some Central Arguments about Torture Rendered into Precise Logical Form

0. It has occurred to me that it may be useful to look at some of the central arguments currently raging about waterboarding (and so too sleep deprivation, rectal hydration, etc.), torture, criminality, and punishment in the way in which … Continue reading

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A Distinction between Scientisms

In the opening chapter, “0,” of his Scholastic Metaphysics. A Contemporary Introduction,* Edward Feser tells us (pp. 9-10) that Of course, not every contemporary analytic philosopher welcomes the revival of old-fashioned metaphysics. There are those who decry it in the … Continue reading

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