Category Archives: Philosophy

Gene Roddenberry’s Humanist Legacy

I attended the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention in August 2012. The highlight of the workshops and panels was Rod Roddenberry and John Champion’s on Gene Roddenberry’s Humanist Legacy. They talked about the underlying principles that informed Star Trek. These … Continue reading

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Support for Logic, Support for Brendan Myers

Brendan Myers has a Kickstarter campaign for creating Clear and Present Thinking: A Free College-level Logic Text. You have a chance to be part of his project by pledging to his campaign to create a free critical text book for students. Kickstarter helps people … Continue reading

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Philosophers and Social Media

Social Media is about building an intentional community… real communities…where you can engage with those topics and people that are important to you.  There are four parts of social media: connection, consumption, curation, and creation. Social media sites and systems can be one, some, or … Continue reading

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Julian the Economist

Flavius Claudius Julianus Augustus, the last Pagan Roman Emperor (355 CE to 363 CE), has been vilify by some (Julian the Apostate) and held in great esteem by others (Julian the Philosopher); yet, what I have recently leaned from this Roman Emperor are some … Continue reading

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My life among the Druids…well one weekend

My friend Carol was kind enough to invite me to Driudpalooza, which was a Lughnasadh weekend campout hosted by the Coastal Oak Grove (www.coastoakgrove.com) along with other Druids and Groves for Lughnassadh. Everyone there was gracious and inviting to me. … Continue reading

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Obligations towards Future Generations

There are other avenues which Pagans may engage with considerations of our obligations towards future generations. The very idea of future generations may be challenge by a metaphysical paradigm which reject lineal time so that to speak of future generation … Continue reading

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Temporal Remoteness

The concerns that Partridge writes about all seem to have this central theme of what to do about moral obligations to those people who do not yet exist. Brain Barry reflects that people alive in hundreds of years can be … Continue reading

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Re-Population Paradox

The re-population paradox is a vexing problem with theoretical views on applied ethics; however, Pagans often bases their beliefs in experience and intuition. Davidson’s ‘precautionary’ approach seems well match for Pagan Ethics in general and for dealing with this particular … Continue reading

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Beginning A Pagan Perspective

What is a Pagan Perspective? Note the hedge of ‘a Pagan Perspective’ ensuring that the multiplicity of Pagan voices be given adequate space. These voices will give rise to questions on some of the themes presented by both Schwartz and … Continue reading

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Paradox with Future Generations

The re-population paradox is a vexing problem with theoretical views on applied ethics; however, Pagans often bases their beliefs in experience and intuition. Davidson’s ‘precautionary’ approach seems well match for Pagan Ethics in general and for dealing with this particular … Continue reading

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