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  • Altered States of Consciousness

    We’re entering into an exciting time for the study of psychedelics. Some new research focuses on the mind expanding aspect of psychedelic experience, and what that tells us about consciousness. But some is investigating how psychedelics can treat psychological conditions, like depression, addiction, and PTSD.

    May 20, 2016 | 7 comments | Read More »
  • Lessons from the Trolley Problem

    There is nothing morally special about trolleys, except the historical accident that around thirty years ago the great philosophers Philippa Foot and Judith Jarvis Thomson used trolleys in a series of examples, originally to help us think about moral aspects of abortion. 

    May 17, 2016 | 18 comments | Read More »
  • Affirmative Action – Too Little or Too Much?

    Does affirmative action bring about too little racial justice – because it doesn’t go far enough? Or does it bring about too much racial resentment – because it goes way too far? I fear that the correct answer may be that it’s a little bit of both.   

    May 8, 2016 | 7 comments | Read More »
  • How Many Children?

    The world already has too many people – 7.3 billion. It’ll probably hit over 11 billion by the end of the century. Too many people, too few resources, too much damage to the environment. Disaster, Disaster, Disaster. But that doesn’t answer the question. Do people have the right to have children or not?

    April 29, 2016 | 8 comments | Read More »

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