The Good Life – for the Individual and the Public Administrator

One of the age-old philosophical questions, what does it mean to live a good life, is one that has not been answered sufficiently. But with a continually advancing global and scientific community, people are closer than ever to answering what makes a good life. There have been many who claimed to have answered this question,... Continue Reading →

The Experience Machine

The thought experiment referred to as “the experience machine” was first put forth by Robert Nozick in his 1974 book Anarchy, State, and Utopia in an attempt to destroy the hedonistic and perhaps the utilitarian position that pleasure, happiness, and avoidance of bad is the only good. In this experiment, Nozick asks if given the... Continue Reading →

The Ethics of Reparations

“there was an original traceable offense - a taking, a theft, a rape, a dispossession, a confiscation [and] there isn't a thinking person who can say ‘no’ to that. The evidence is very clear and it mounts with every every chapter of historical inquiry” - he goes on to explain that there is “hardly one official brick piled on another that wasn't piled there by unpaid labor...and [the wealth from that labor is] piled, actually in the Treasury Department and the federal financial system who took that free labor in those dead souls and turned it into capital and it's back pay and it's owed and it's overdue”

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