Jonathan Glover On The Consciences Of Sociopaths

The moral philosopher Jonathan Glover interviewed a number of anti-social people, including psychopaths, who have committed serious crimes and live in secure hospitals in order to investigate how they think about right and wrong and what sort of conscience they have.  He thinks they have a conscience, but one unlike others’. They have strong feelings [Read More...]

The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth—But With No Name Calling

So, with Camels With Hammers down from Monday afternoon until yesterday afternoon, I went and wandered the internet.   Before too long I wound up spending a good deal of time at Ophelia’s place after I responded to a post in which she did a superb job summing up the core value judgment that motivates [Read More...]

Christopher Hitchens On “Crucibles: Past and Present”

A couple of weeks ago, Christopher Hitchens delivered “The Fifth Annual Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture” and then was interviewed by Salman Rushdie.  During the speech he quoted this superb poem from Edna St. Vincent Millay: Conscientious Objector I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death. I hear him [Read More...]


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