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These are “Open Philosophy” primary sources, edited and annotated by me, Brendan Lalor.

Mill’s Utilitarianism

"John Stuart Mill," by Mitch Francis
Posted in Ethics, Philosophy, Social & Political Philosophy, Texts Tagged with:

Mill’s Hedonism

"John Stuart Mill," by Mitch Francis
Posted in Ethics, Philosophy, Texts Tagged with:

Aristotle’s Ethics – Book X: On Happiness and Contemplation

"Aristotle," by Mitch Francis
Posted in Ethics, Philosophy, Texts Tagged with:

The Perfect Moral Storm: Philosophers Respond to the Impending Anthropogenic Apocalypse

For at least the next 200 years, weather forecasts predict shitstorms, with global temperatures now set to remain elevated for hundreds of years to come. The latest IPCC report explains that our emissions are nearing the point of no return. Even if industrialized nations switched to solar power overnight, it is now too late to fully reverse the planet’s course. Geologists have officially termed this new epoch, where the human species has irreparably shaped earth’s geological history, the
Anthropocene. Policymakers no longer have the luxury to decide how we might “stop” global warming. Instead, we have to figure out how we’ll manage amidst climate instability.

Posted in Environmental Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy, Philosophy Blog, Politics, Social & Political Philosophy

20 Cognitive Biases

20 Cognitive Biases

An iconic taxonomy of bias.

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous

Plato’s Republic (reading five)

"Plato," by Mitch Francis
Posted in Philosophy, Texts Tagged with:

Can The Existence of God be Proved?

God, from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel fresco.
Posted in Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Texts

Mill’s “On Liberty”

"John Stuart Mill," by Mitch Francis
Posted in Philosophy, Social & Political Philosophy, Texts Tagged with:

Marx, “On the Jewish Question”

"Marx," by Mitch Francis

Liberal politics – even those promoting the most liberal constitutions – conceive of humanity on an atomistic model (as egos concerned with Lockean individual rights), rather than a model which embraces the sociality of our species-life.

Posted in Philosophy, Politics, Social & Political Philosophy, Texts Tagged with:

Locke’s “Letter Concerning Toleration”

Title page of the first edition of A Letter Concerning Toleration.

The toleration of those that differ from others in matters of religion is so agreeable to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to the genuine reason of mankind, that it seems monstrous for men to be so blind as not to perceive the necessity and advantage of it in so clear a light.

Posted in Philosophy, Politics, Social & Political Philosophy, Texts Tagged with:

Band names, Poems, & Blurbs

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