Forward Thinking: Personhood

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 Forward Thinking is a values development project created in collaboration with Dan Fincke of Camels with Hammers. Dan is introducing our next prompt today (head on over to see it!), but in this post I will pull together some of the responses to this month’s prompt: "What is personhood? When does it begin? When does it end? Is it gained and/or lost gradually or all at once?"Trollface McGee responded like this: I think that the idea of personhood isn't a single idea. There's the biological vi … [Read more...]

Forward Thinking: What Is Personhood?

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It's that time of the month once again! Or rather, its a week late, but there are five Mondays in July, so that's okay! Head on over to Camels with Hammers to see Dan’s roundup of the posts written in response to his prompt on the ethics of challenging people's belief systems two weeks ago, and with that said, it’s time to turn to our next Forward Thinking prompt.With all of the talk of abortion regulations and personhood bills in the news lately, I want to turn this month's Forward Thinking … [Read more...]

Forward Thinking: Designing a Social Safety Net

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Forward Thinking is a values development project created in collaboration with Dan Fincke of Camels with Hammers. Dan is introducing our next prompt today (head on over to see it!), but in this post I will pull together some of the responses to this month’s prompt: “How would you design our social safety net?”First, this from Eudaimonaic Laughter: This  is the first Forward Thinking project I consider genuinely easy.  What would I do for a safety net if I ruled the world?  Simple.  Single Pa … [Read more...]

Forward Thinking: How Would You Design Our Social Safety Net?

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I’ts that time of the month again! Head on over to Camels with Hammers to see Dan’s roundup of the posts written in response to his prompt on the ethics of cruelty two weeks ago, and with that said, it’s time to turn to our next Forward Thinking prompt.This month I want to do something a little bit different. For this prompt, I want you to imagine that politics is no obstacle, and then explain how you would build our nation's social safety net if you could start from scratch. (To give you som … [Read more...]

Forward Thinking: The Purpose of Public Education

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Forward Thinking is a values development project created in collaboration with Dan Fincke of Camels with Hammers. Dan is introducing our next prompt today (head on over to see it!), but in this post I will pull together some of the responses to this month’s prompt: “What is the purpose of public education?” In addition to reading these bloggers' responses, if this topic interests you make sure to head over to the original post and read the discussion in the comments.First we have some thought … [Read more...]

Forward Thinking: What Is the Purpose of Public Education?

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I’ts that time of the month again! Head on over to Camels with Hammers to see Dan’s roundup of the posts written in response to his prompt about our ethical responsibilities in the face of shocking public violence two weeks ago. You may also want to check out the online philosophy classes Dan is offering using google hangout---they sound like an awesome experience! And now let's turn to our next Forward Thinking prompt.Recently, I've been devoting some time to writing about homeschooling here … [Read more...]

Forward Thinking: The Purpose of Marriage

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Forward Thinking is a values development project created in collaboration with Dan Fincke of Camels with Hammers. Dan is introducing our next prompt today (head on over to see it!), but in this post I will pull together some of the responses to this month’s prompt: “What do is the purpose of marriage?” There was lively debate in the comments section of the original prompt, and nearly a dozen blog posts were written in response.I was impressed by the number of posts this month, and am glad to … [Read more...]


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