I corresponded with an old friend yesterday who was communicating the tedium of his work as a software engineer. He is thankful that he earns a six-figure salary, and he understands that most people in the world would happily trade places with him, but that doesn’t change the fact that a future filled with a lifetime of coding doesn’t excite his probing and restless mind. Continue reading The Monotony of Work
Bryan Magee (1930 – 2019) has had a multifaceted career as a professor of philosophy, music and theater critic, BBC broadcaster, public intellectual, and member of Parliament. He has starred in two acclaimed television series about philosophy: Continue reading Review of Bryan Magee’s, “Ultimate Questions”
Arrest of a suffragette organization member in London, 1914. Suffragette organizations campaigned for women’s right to vote.
I read an interesting article this morning titled, “Late-breaking sexism”: why younger women aren’t excited about electing a woman president.” Its main theme is that while women have made great strides, Continue reading The Injustice of Sexism
William James, in his famous book The Varieties of Religious Experience, drew a contrast between what he calls “once born” and the “twice born” people. Once born people appear biologically predisposed to happiness. Continue reading William James: Once Born and Twice Born People
International status of abortion law UN 2013 report on abortion law. (Blue is legal.)
While writing my last post on abortion I came across an anti-abortion piece written a few years ago by a Harvard undergraduate, Continue reading Brief Reply to a Pro-Lifer