Summarizing Objections To My Stance Against Epithets, Incivility, And Quickly Personalized Arguments

My critics have spoken. Before trying to refute them, I try to demonstrate that I understand them by articulating their concerns as persuasively as I can. [Read more...]

Introducing “The Camels With Hammers Show”

This afternoon, I had a chat with Camels With Hammers readers for the inaugural episode of The Camels With Hammers Show. I am most grateful to Kyle Hughart, Dwight Welch, Michael Boys, Dave Mann, and Adam Freese for joining me for the chat. Predominantly engaging with Kyle Hughart, We talked about ethics for the first 43 minutes and [Read More...]

Join Me For A Live Google+ Hangout Today At 3pm EST!

I have decided to have a Google+ hangout session with Camels With Hammers readers this afternoon. A few people have expressed interest. You are welcome to join me. If you want to go on video with me and others in order to discuss topics related to atheism, philosophy, and ethics, then just make sure you have a Google+ account, a [Read More...]

Making My Comments Rules Explicit: “Don’t Bully People With Insulting Names” and “Make Personal Charges Against Others Only In Egregious Cases”

First of all, let me thank you readers of the last three years for so many productive comments and vigorous debates. Your Thoughts have enriched this blog in more ways than I could chronicle. And unlike other blogs, there is, to my view, relatively little trolling that ever happens here. I caught a sock puppet [Read More...]

August 4 Camels With Hammers Party In Chicago

Hey everyone, we have had sufficient interest to schedule a get together in Chicago for Camels With Hammers readers on August 4 from about 6pm until whenever. If you can make it go to this Facebook thread and let Mary Jane know. She’s taken charge of the whole affair. Thanks Mary Jane! Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Muppet Cupcakes

As always, I have tons to say. But today I have no time to say it. I’ll be back tomorrow. So, in the meantime, please instead accept those most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational cupcakes above (courtesy of Vicky), in celebration of Camels With Hammers’ one millionth pageview yesterday afternoon! The millionth pageview happened at the [Read More...]

Top 10 Tips For Bloggers (A Camels With Hammers 3 Year Anniversary Special Post)

Camels With Hammers turns three years old today! On June 23, 2009, I put up my first post on my redesigned, renamed, and relaunched blog (which had formerly been known as Nietzschean Ideas and which had been defunct for a year). The day Camels With Hammers ramped up I was resolved not to blog in obscurity in the only [Read More...]

Video in which I explain my moral philosophy and Nietzsche’s moral philosophy

To celebrate the third anniversary of Camels With Hammers, at midnight tonight I invited Camels With Hammers readers and Facebook friends to join me on BlogTV. I got to describing my metaethics (in the first two videos, ten minutes each) and then explained Nietzsche’s ethics (and the meaning of the “Camel” in “Camels With Hammers”) [Read More...]

5 Philosophical Tips for Atheists

Richard Wade asked me about philosophical concepts atheists should know and about existentialism. I replied by explaining theistic existentialism, atheistic existentialism, how atheists need to avoid reductionist traps, why atheists should not give up on philosophy out of frustration with sophistical theists, and how I would handle cosmological arguments for the existence of God much [Read More...]


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