Daily Archives: May 14, 2010

The Is-Ought Distinction: What Would Nietzsche Say to Sam Harris?

Sam Harris has of late generated a lot of public discussion by reopening this can of worms: In the realm of values, is Hume right that no “is” should be governing our “oughts”? Put another way: Can science ever really arbitrate a human moral question? If science, for … Continue reading

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Does a Process of Darwinian Natural Selection Quietly Undergird American Politics?

Have you ever thought of running for political office? No? Neither have I. How come? Perhaps it’s similar to my own reason. I find the very thought of running for a political office tiresome, for to be a politician means that you … Continue reading

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