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Mankind As A Social Animal

One of the axioms that philosophers tend to point to about mankind is that mankind is a social animal. Indeed, for centuries, the sociability of mankind has furnished a great deal of the interest of certain novels that strive to … Continue reading

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Alternatives To The Golden Rule

The golden rule is a seemingly straightforward and simple rule, and goes like this: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s simplicity is that it encourages and assumes the validity of a view of justice … Continue reading

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On The Purposes Of Rhetoric

Rhetoric is the last stage of the basics of classical education in the trivium, and is present in a great deal of the communication that we encounter in life. When a lawyer argues a case, they are engaging in rhetoric. … Continue reading

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Representation In The Writings Of Paul: Part Three

[Note: The previous parts of this series may be found here and here.] Having examined, at least briefly, the way that Paul uses representation when it comes to matters of ethnicity and political identity, it is worthwhile to ponder the … Continue reading

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Representation In The Writings Of Paul: Part Two

[Note: Part One of this series can be found here.] When we hear the term representation in the contemporary world, the idea is often that various subaltern groups who have suffered at the hand of a reputedly cruel and unjust … Continue reading

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Representation In The Writings Of Paul: Part One

Yesterday, as I write this, I had a conversation with a deacon from a nearby congregation whom I happen to know fairly well who was talking about a paper he was working on concerning the contentious issue of women’s roles … Continue reading

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Any Identifiable Group

A friend was trying to send me some “funny” art history memes, and it was not too long before I found I was not amused, because the people making the art history memes were misandrist (presumably female) art history fans … Continue reading

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Politics And The Agency Problem

How do we get people to represent us and our interests? This is a longstanding problem and it is at the root of many of the issues of societies and institutions. It is clear that for agents to do the … Continue reading

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The Inescapability Of Politics

My sincerest sympathies and no small amount of empathy are with anyone who attempts to wrestle with the issue of politics when it comes to the Church of God. The main reason for this is the wide gulf that exists … Continue reading

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Consistent Inconsistency

For those who are interested in the Myers-Briggs test, the SP personality types are reputed to be the most fun sort of people, whose focus is on sensory recognition (rather than intuition) and enjoyment rather than decisiveness. Whether or not … Continue reading

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