“Critical Thinking & COVID-19: Straw Person, Steel Person, and Just Kidding” by Professor Michael LaBossiere. (Reprinted with permission) During a White House press briefing President Trump expressed interest in injecting disinfectants as a treatment for COVID-19. In response, medical experts and the manufacturers of Lysol warned the public against this. Trump’s defenders adopted two main strategies.
Bust of Pythagoras based on traditional iconography at the Museum Capitolini, Rome. © Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Excerpt reprinted with permission.) https://darrellarnold.com/2018/10/07/plato-on-justice-4/ Justice in the Individual … According to Plato, the human soul is comprised of three parts — an appetitive, a spirited and a rational part — all of which pull individuals in differing directions.
A recent video from Ezra Klein is so clear and cogent that it deserves to be watched by anyone who desires not to be a low information voter. It perfectly expresses my own view. (You can view the video here: “This election isn’t just Democrat vs. Republican. It’s normal vs. abnormal.”)
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,
Yesterday I outlined the main ideas of just war theories. Here is my outline of an argument that sits in the middle of the continuum of views on just war theory.