Philosophy is for Everyone

Aristotle on Unvirtuous Honesty

Can honesty ever be unvirtuous? I think initially many of us would say “no”. After all, many of us feel understandably that honesty is the best policy, as the saying goes. However, recently, I have become concerned about a troubling trend that I will call unvirtuous honesty. To explain what unvirtuous honesty is, it may… Continue reading Aristotle on Unvirtuous Honesty

Logic with Love, Philosophy is for Everyone, Politics and Love

A Surprising Thing about Moral Disagreements

Moral disagreements are a common part of life. But there is something very surprising about moral disagreements that we often don’t realize. To illustrate this, allow me to present you with a thought experiment.[1] Please imagine these four people: Person #1: Jill believes X is the moral thing to do. Now, Jill truly cares about… Continue reading A Surprising Thing about Moral Disagreements

Philosophy is for Everyone, Play

Aristotle on Eutrapelia, the Virtue of Playfulness

Did you know there is actually a virtue of playfulness? It's called eutrapelia. If you are like a lot of people, you probably think of play as belonging to the arena of childhood. You might even think—and you would be right—that play is essential for healthy child development. However, if you are like a lot… Continue reading Aristotle on Eutrapelia, the Virtue of Playfulness

Morality, Ethics, and Love, Philosophy is for Everyone

The Ethics of Compassion

The ethics of compassion is one type of ethical code, and it’s important to act according to an ethical code. In the absence of a such a code, we tend to act according to instinct, passion, impulse, tradition, egocentric interest, or peer pressure. Most of these influences are not evil in themselves. However, if they… Continue reading The Ethics of Compassion

Logic with Love, Morality, Ethics, and Love, Philosophy is for Everyone, Politics and Love

Should We Tolerate Everything?

Over the years, I have heard a lot of people ask this same question in various forms: Should we tolerate everything? And this is certainly an important question. One of the hallmarks of the U.S.[1], ideally, is that we tolerate diversity of ideas.[2] Because of this, we have a long-standing tradition of tolerating a variety… Continue reading Should We Tolerate Everything?

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The Greatest Gift My Dad Gave Me

It's Father's Day, and I want to write about the greatest gift my dad has given me. To tell you about this, I need to tell you a little bit about my job. About Philosophy If you have been following my blog for a while or have read my author’s bio, you are probably aware… Continue reading The Greatest Gift My Dad Gave Me