Monthly Archives: July 2010

Book Review: The Really Hard Problem by Owen Flanagan.

Just as you don’t have to believe a word of the Bible to be moved by the countless beautiful artifacts funded and inspired by the cults that surround it, so too can you glean wisdom from the sophisticated Buddhist philosophical tradition without believing in reincarnation and other dogmas. Continue reading

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Talking about a Revolution.

The gap in our intuitive response probably explains why the sanctity of life is so crucial to our rich, Western way of thinking and why global inequality is a nagging and persistent afterthought, painful though it is to our compassionate sensibilities. Darwin’s paradigm explains why this is. And the first step to fixing a problem is properly diagnosing its cause. Continue reading

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