Gabrielle Giffords Stepping Down From Her Congressional Seat

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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.

  • danielrudolph

    Don’t read the comments if you value your mental health.

  • Francisco Bacopa

    Giffords has been living in her second home in Houston since her release from TIRR Hospital. I suppose this vid means she and her husband are going to move back to Arizona and live there full time, now that there are no more Space Shuttles to crew.

    Who is the governor of AZ likely to appoint to serve now til January? Who are the likely candidates for her seat? Sad to see her go, but it was really inevitable. Brain injuries of this type are a major pain. She seems still pretty intellectually sharp, but with huge problems in attention and mobility. That’s got to be the worst, because you can be so aware of your limitations.

    But at least she didn’t become another Phineas Gage.