Tagged: Politics

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on Human Dignity and the Nuanced Relationship Between Agency and Victimhood – Brain Pickings

“The victim shows us something about our own lives: we see that we too are vulnerable to misfortune, that we are not any different from the people whose fate we are watching…”

Source: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on Human Dignity and the Nuanced Relationship Between Agency and Victimhood – Brain Pickings

How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free | Aeon Ideas

f the idea of freedom bound Camus and Sartre philosophically, then the fight for justice united them politically. They were committed to confronting and curing injustice, and, in their eyes, no group of people was more unjustly treated than the workers, the proletariat.

Source: How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free | Aeon Ideas

Which Philosophy Can Best Explain 2016? – VICE

One of the most interesting things about 2016’s badness is that it seems to have left us in a position where we basically understand nothing at all any more: the liberal political consensus, which viewed both Brexit and President Trump as impossibilities, has been left utterly fragmented, leading to the widespread belief that we have now entered some dark age of “post-truth” politics.

Source: Which Philosophy Can Best Explain 2016? – VICE

Does America have a religion? For the answer, look to Walt Whitman – LA Times

Does America have a religion? It seems a strange question to ask. Some Americans have one religion, others another; many have none at all. If there is one conviction about religion that nearly all Americans share, it is that religion is a private matter that each of us is free to arrange as he or she thinks best.

Source: Does America have a religion? For the answer, look to Walt Whitman – LA Times

Merry Christmas: Obama Signs Law That Gives Protection To Atheists

 It’s a strengthening of a 1998 religions freedom law, which established the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, dedicated to protecting religious liberty around the world.

Source: Merry Christmas: Obama Signs Law That Gives Protection To Atheists

Satanic Temple slams new Texas fetus burial rule opposed by Pro-Choice groups — RT America

Abortion rights activists may have found an unlikely ally in the Satanic Temple, which has vowed to oppose a new Texas state rule requiring fetal tissue be given a burial or cremation.

Source: Satanic Temple slams new Texas fetus burial rule opposed by Pro-Choice groups — RT America