The Myriad Things To Expect From Me In 2014

In 2014, having left adjunct teaching behind, I am going to devote myself full time to online endeavors. That means that I will write a lot more on Camels With Hammers, updating at least once a day and likely updating multiple times, so come back here frequently. If all goes well, not only will there be regular substantive philosophical pieces but I will probably get to update you more on the goings on in the worlds of religion and atheism, and to offer my commentary on such stories. And get back to posting some fun stuff like cool music or comedy clips you may not otherwise discover.

And I have been hired to write a second blog, for the newly formed media network, Secularite. It is called Empowerment Ethics.

Empowerment Ethics will be updated only once weekly, on Mondays, and be strictly focused on ethics–all the way from the foundational “metaethical” level to the cutting edge controversial applied level. The first post was published today and explains in greater detail the whole concept behind the project. Please subscribe or bookmark the site, share it with your friends and the philosophers in your life, and participate in the comments sections. The blog won’t be an anti-theistic one, so it will work as a place to send even the theists in your life to talk about how rational investigations can inform and improve ethical thinking in a way that is indifferent to whether there is a God or not.

In February I will restart and ramp up teaching my independently run interactive video-conferencing online classes and I am already available throughout January to begin meeting with you one on one to help you sift the philosophical aspects of your problems in life. Write me at camelswithhammers at gmail dot com with the subject “Philosophical Advice” if you’d like to talk to me about your personal issues, or with the subject “Classes” if you want to be the first to know when I finalize and announce the new classes starting up in February.

I will also be far more available to accept speaking, freelance writing, media, and dating offers, so if you would like me to write something or have me come talk to your group, conference, podcast, radio, or TV audience about something related to atheism, religion, philosophy, or ethics (or anything related to their intersection), or get to know me personally with amorous intentions, please be in touch! Just clearly specify which of these options you’re inquiring about so I don’t get confused!

In December, I already contributed my first of expected monthly pieces for the new digital magazine Secularite, available through a yearly subscription through I-tunes. My piece was called “In Defense of Deconverting People”. It can be found exclusively through the Secularite app. I’m very proud of it and hope you check it out.

And later this month, the newly formed Secular Broadcasting Network will present my new weekly podcast called Hammering Out Ethics, in which I plan to interview all manner of people doing fascinating work on philosophical and scientific work on ethics (or that has ethical implications), talk about hot ethical controversies, and occasionally hammer out other topics related to philosophy, religion, history, or current affairs that I find interesting as well.

And, remember, as always you can add me on Facebook as a friend.

It’s going to be a huge and busy year for me. Here’s hoping you’re along for the ride and that you love it!

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About Daniel Fincke

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.


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