Category Archives: Philosophy

Your fave is problematic

(CW: Some vague mentions of bad things happening to kids and homophobia) I don’t know how common the title of this post is outside of fandom, but I think it should be fairly clear to the average reader: Your favorite … Continue reading

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Bragging vs. being a proud mama

The other day I was with my family at a lifecycle event and my sister and I spoke with a distant cousin. She proudly explained the many achievements of her daughters and it was adorable. I was telling the story … Continue reading

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Is lying ever justified? Review of “Lying” by Sam Harris

The other day I read an interesting essay by Sam Harris (available as a Kindle single): Lying. He argues that there are pretty much no circumstances under which lying is the best option, and to a great extent he makes … Continue reading

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Teach your children well (part 1)

I’ve been thinking lately about what I want to teach my children about how to live a good life. I’ve got a lot of amorphous ideas, but being the linear kind of gal I am, I like to get things … Continue reading

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Morality and well-being

When I finally finish reading Sam Harris’ The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, I’m sure I’ll review it here, because it’s absolutely fascinating. Just the first two chapters have me thinking already—thinking about how much I agree … Continue reading

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