Category Archives: Ethics

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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Reading Alain Badiou’s “Being and Event” 3: Badiou and the Thesis That Philosophy and Ontology are “Separate”

0. I devoted my August 1, 2013, post on Badiou, “Badiou and the Thesis That Philosophy Is Not Mathematics,” to an analysis of the following passage from Being and Event (p. 3): The initial thesis of my enterprise—on the basis of … Continue reading

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Durant, Burgess-Jackson, (Richard John Neuhaus,) and the Thesis That Religion is the Basis of Morality

The contingency of the future set aside, an explanation of my prolonged absence from posting will soon be forthcoming. In anticipation, however, of a return to active blogging, I want to ask a question occasioned by Keith Burgess-Jackson’s post, “Will Durant … Continue reading

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