The Problem of Guilt

by Daniel Tippens  (Note from the editor: This essay is being cross-published on the author’s blog The Related Public)  The problem of evil aims to show that the properties of the Judeo-Christian God are incompatible with the existence of evil. Broadly, the idea goes something like this. God is Omniscient (all-knowing) God is Omnipotent (all-powerful) God is Omnibenevolent (all-good) Evil […]

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A Duty to Laugh at Oneself and the View from Nowhere

by David L. Duffy [T]he main ideas of the European Enlightenment [include]…practicing irony and especially self-irony.” –Karl Popper (1) I hope my thesis is self-evident from the title: that laughter (especially directed against yourself) is a good and requires some level of distancing. I exclude “low humor” involving various types of aggression to the butt, where “taking the joke” on […]

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