Dan Savage On "Rounding Up To ‘The One’"

Dan Savage amusingly hits on two major philosophical puzzles—the problem of moral luck and the question of whether we can call anyone happy before they die—all while deflating the myth that we should look for a soulmate (i.e., “The One”) rather than the ones who we can “round up” to one:

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Tisha Irwin

    If only we were smart enough to learn that lesson when we were young enough for it to make a difference. But we always seem to think we’re an exception. And then we have to learn it the hard (expensive) way.

    (And just substitute “I” for “we” in that.)

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Camels With Hammers

      ha, and add me in and it’s a “we” after all