11 Arguments for a Universal Basic Income

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Many people believe that a universal basic income is the best solution aimed to combat and ultimately end the scourge of poverty. I certainly do but I think there is a dearth of actual arguments for the proposal. And by actual I mean logically valid arguments with numbered premises. Maybe analytic philosophers are the only […]

Review of The Lustful Human Animal: Cultural Differences in Sexual Harm and Consent by Jesse Bering

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I came across Jesse Bering’s The Lustful Human Animal: Cultural Differences in Sexual Harm and Consent, the original article can be found here, and wanted to make a few comments. Overall I don’t have any serious bones to pick with author but he does say some very philosophically confused things at the end of the […]

R.M. Hare’s “Could Kant Have Been a Utilitarian?”

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HereĀ is the article/chapter from Hare’s book Sorting Out Ethics. I think the book/article makes some really important points and that Hare is absolutely correct that the Kantian ethics and utilitarianism are taught is quite confused. Despite that I think Hare misses the mark, somewhat badly, in framing the question in the way he does. Kant […]