Confucians can torture
Confucian pursuit of virtue really can't be interpreted as forbidding all harms to others.
Confucian canonical literature
A helpful diagram.
Reason has its Place
A reply to a comment by Colin McGinn, putting the case for some humility in applying our reasoning powers.
Modern Art. Huh! What is it good for?
Art and Pornography
Reflections inspired by the recent controversy over Bill Henson's pictures.
Unilateral Declaration of Peace
A modest proposal for the Middle East.
The Use of Wikipedia
Wikipedia embodies a rival, inferior vision of scholarship
T-Legality - A Modality for Legal Activism
Apparently making a law that P means that P is the case. What would a logic for that look like?
The Intrinsic Value of Plants
The Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology is convinced by the 'Last Man' Argument
A Real Reason to Value Linguistic Diversity
We should regret the loss of even small languages, because languages tell us about our mental architecture
I Will if You Will (Save the World)
Ross Garnautís interim report on what Australia can do to stop Global Warming will commit us to nothing
On Castro's Resignation
Thoughts on the Occasion of Castroís Resignation with reference to a conversation that I had with a small group of graduate students
The Three-State Solution
The two-State solution isn't looking too likely
Secret Lawyers' Business
Apology to the Stolen Generations
indicates that he believes that there's nothing to apologise for