Author Archives: Rchard E. Hennessey

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Some Basic Observations about Two True Propositions, Two False Propositions, and the President of the United States

There has been some talk lately about truth, more specifically truth in a time dubbed the “post-truth” era. The point of the present post is to set forth what I think can be taken to be some basic data, basic … Continue reading

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Two Questions Inspired by Edmund Burke’s Reflections on Whether One Should Recuse Himself

I have noticed, and you may have, too, that there has been some talk in Washington about investigating some possible improprieties in the behavior of some officials in the Trump administration. Inevitably, there has also been talk about who should … Continue reading

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Christian Sword Verses. A Reminder

0. In Matthew 7:1-5*, we read 1“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3“Why … Continue reading

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More on Ayn Rand on Abortion

In my immediately previous post, the “Ayn Rand, Trump and the Conservatives, and Abortion”* of January 2, 2017, I quoted a passage from Ayn Rand’s “Of Living Death,”** a reply to the papal encyclical, Humanae Vitae.*** The first of the … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand, Trump and the Conservatives, and Abortion

In a December 13, 2016, Washington Post article, speaking of Donald Trump’s decision to nominate ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, writer James Hohman told us: Tillerson and Trump had no previous relationship, but the Texas … Continue reading

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Things Looking Up for Philosophy Majors

Things are looking up for philosophy majors, at least in the Burlington, Massachusetts, area, if the following “Indeed Job Alert” to which my attention was drawn this morning is any sign: Philosophy Specialist – Burlington MA Coty Inc. 12 reviews … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Ontological Irrationalism

In his November 17, 2016, post on Siris, “Implying Bottom,”* Brandon Watson casts a critical eye on a paragraph contained in an article by Stephen Maitzen, “The Problem of Magic.”** The two then, in the Comments section, engage in nicely … Continue reading

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