Watch Me Live At 9:30pm ET Tonight (6/5/15) on YouTube!

Tonight I was delighted to appear on the ORLY Radio Show. People who like to see me rant off the cuff about current events, should check this one out. If you’re relatively new to me and this blog, in the first half hour I answer a lot of introductory questions about myself and the blog. Then at [Read More...]

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Camels With Hammers Update: My Coming Summer Blogging Hiatus Explained

On June 23, 2015 Camels With Hammers will turn 6 years old. The site’s been viewed several million times in the last three and a half years alone. And when I have had periods of prolific blogging in recent years my traffic has grown so immediately, with an increasing number of posts setting personal records for hits [Read More...]

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10 More Reasons I Write Long Blog Posts

Last fall, I posted my Top 10 Reasons I Write Long Blog Posts. Here are ten more. 11. I do my best thinking while writing. I often find that what I think will be just a quick 300 word post grows and grows until it’s 1,500, even 2,000 words, because I’m discovering all sorts of nuances [Read More...]

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7 Exciting Announcements About My Online Philosophy Classes

As you probably know by now if you read this blog, I have my PhD in philosophy and I moved on from 11 years of university teaching to start teaching people around the world via Google’s simple to use video conference app called Google Hangout. These classes have been growing strong for two years now and [Read More...]

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FtBConscience 3 Online Conference Schedule (Including My Appearances) #FtBCon

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FtBConscience is an exciting experiment in holding conferences. Taking out all the expense of travel and hotels and all the commitment of having to clear your schedule to attend a conference, Freethought Blogs has been a pioneer in making a high quality atheist/social justice conference available to everyone around the world in real time. Using Google [Read More...]

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Top 10 Reasons I Write Long Blog Posts

1. Fair argumentation means considering multiple sides of an issue. Taking into consideration other people’s views and either arguing against them or incorporating their nuances into my own views makes posts longer. 2. Thoroughness is persuasive. Being able to pack in more arguments into a single piece has a cumulative effect of strengthening each individual [Read More...]

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Doing Philosophy Beyond The Academy

Steve Neumann recently asked me four questions for a forthcoming piece he’s writing on philosophers outside the academy. He said I could post my full replies to his questions here.  1. Why did you leave—or never enter—academia? The wages were exploitative. I was teaching between 7-9 classes a semester for anywhere from $2,800-$4,200 a class as [Read More...]

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10 Highlights of My 1st 2 Years at Patheos

Please support Camels With Hammers with a $10/month subscription! Earlier in the year Patheos turned 5 years old and they asked us bloggers to reflect on our time here and its highlights. I never got around to finishing the post I started to write at the time. So, I decided to post it today, the 2 [Read More...]

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Join JT Eberhard And Me In My Nietzsche Class! And Learn What Other Classes Are Now Running!

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My online, interactive philosophy classes held over video-conferencing (Google Hangout) are back! And I am very excited to have students participating in four sections already! We are already having incredible philosophical conversations that I feel are in many ways as clarifying and searching for me as for them. I have left each class session with a deeper [Read More...]

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