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Philosophical Naturalists Can’t Condemn Criminals

Published on April 9, 2017 By sirrahc

“Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.”  — Daniel Webster, early American politician When a wrong has been committed, it’s a normal, healthy human desire to want to see justice done. I am defining “justice” here as fair punishment that […]

X-Men and Darwinian Ethics

Published on September 25, 2011 By sirrahc

I read an interesting article the other day. The author, Cameron Wybrow, discusses the world of the mutant heroes known as the X-Men — from the comic books (which I read for many years) and, more recently, several movies — and their enemies. The X-Men are led by Charles Xavier, a well-to-do geneticist who founds […]

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