Harvard Classics 7 & 8: Christianity and the Theatre

At this rate I should be finishing the Harvard Classics in around 2026. Oh well, on to the latest update.

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Date: 2016-01-11 00:21:36, 1 year and 226 days ago

Marcus Aurelius According to Internet Atheists

An image meme correcting a popular, but very wrong, "quote" from Marcus Aurelius:

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Categories: Philosophy, Religion
Date: 2015-10-29 01:36:39, 1 year and 300 days ago

Harvard Classics 5 & 6 - Emerson & Burns

Since I'm getting back into blogging (maybe) I thought I'd update on my attempt to read through the Harvard Classics.

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Date: 2015-05-13 04:31:49, 2 years and 104 days ago

Harvard Classics Volume 3 - Essays, Censorship, and the Religion of Doctors

Well, this took a while. I blame the Romans. :-)

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Date: 2014-04-03 23:53:59, 3 years and 144 days ago

Sophism and Falling Trees

If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear it, does it make a sound?

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Categories: Philosophy
Date: 2013-12-18 23:03:54, 3 years and 250 days ago

Harvard Classics Volume 2 - Dialogs, Sayings, and Meditations

A little while before NaNoWriMo started I decided to start reading through the Harvard Classics/Five-foot Bookshelf. I figure I'll give myself the basics of an old-school liberal arts education. Since Volume 1 is rather American focused I decided to skip it and go straight to Volume 2. I ended up slowing down a lot due to NaNoWriMo, but I got the last part of Volume 2 done on Monday.

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Date: 2013-12-04 23:03:54, 3 years and 264 days ago

Rousseau's The Social Contract

As I mentioned earlier I've recently read through Rousseau's The Social Contract (not that translation though, mine was by Lowell Blair in the 1970's), and I'll expand on my initial review ("Wrong, but in interesting ways") here.

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Date: 2010-12-19 23:03:54, 6 years and 250 days ago

The Christian Lobby supports wage caps

Apparently the Australian Christion Lobby supports wage caps:

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Date: 2009-09-30 23:03:57, 7 years and 330 days ago

Homosexual Marriage

Often people claim that the government should recognize homosexual marriages and give them the same tax benefits as straight marriages. I can only think of three possible reasons for the government to recognize or encourage (through tax benefits) marriages, either heterosexual or homosexual; interestingly none of these three reasons apply to homosexual marriage.

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Categories: Politics, Philosophy
Date: 2009-09-06 23:03:54, 7 years and 354 days ago

Gun Control = Thunderdome

Marko Kloos is so very good at expressing why gun control sucks, so rather than explain it myself I'll just link to him.

Date: 2009-08-28 23:03:57, 7 years and 363 days ago