What happens if you don’t know how to believe? At first, this question might seem nonsensical as how could someone not know how to believe?

David Hume articulated what would later be framed as the “is-ought” problem. In short, this problem declares that you cannot derive an “ought” statement from…

It is almost impossible to master more than a small number of things in life. Given our inability to master everything, we are presented with a problem. Our condition of limitation and ignorance impels us to trust someone with more expertise than us, but who? We all have a friend…

It is curious to consider how the concept, acquisition, and effect of power has so quickly come to dominate the cultural conversation. We want to be empowered or empower others. We want to rise to the top of the power structure or tear it down. We worry about corporate power…

Few words will more reliably ensure a conversation degenerate into a bitter argument than “rights.” Gay rights, gun rights, property rights, women’s rights, healthcare is a right, housing is a right, et al. Why the bitterness? Simply put, people don’t mean the same thing by rights and rarely realize just…

In spite of the recent discovery of his personal hypocrisy, Joss Whedon still apparently stands as the modern master of the “strong female character.” With a “Buffy” reboot and a new series on HBO titled “The Nevers,” Whedon will attempt to rebuild his feminist bona fides and further develop his…

Sebastian Renault

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