Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Good, the Bad, and the (Un)convincing

In my mission statement I posed two questions: “How do values spread and persist?” and “Which values do good?” Let’s substitute “ideas” for “values” for the purposes of this discussion. The concepts are more general and the word “idea” just flows better … Continue reading

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Mission Statement for Contingent, Not Arbitrary

If I am to get anywhere with this blog, I must be clear on my core task. This is my first attempt at defining it. It may not be the last; my thinking is still in flux. A vital attribute of a … Continue reading

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The Starting Point: My thesis and its implications

I recently had an insight into metaethics that seems worth sharing and further exploration. If the argument has already been made, please point me to it. My thesis can be summarized thus: Value systems are ultimately judged by their results. Lofty ideals count for … Continue reading

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