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Democratic Primaries and Harry Potter

May 27, 2019

The women run on logic and the men on emotions. This seems to be the case for three major contests in American politics.

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Playing with the Facts and De-Worming your Mind

January 09, 2019

Is it okay to distort the truth to support a moral/political position?

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No Fake News and No Hype: Discovery University's Graduation Ceremony

April 17, 2018

The reflections offered by students at Discovery University's Graduation ceremony were a delightful antidote to the current world of fake news and hype.

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Trudeau’s Use and Abandonment of Electoral Reform: Will the Zombie Walk Again?

June 01, 2017

Trudeau has promised to open up elections not once, but twice. Twice he has abandoned his promise. Will he promise to do it a third time?

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An Academic Issue is the First Instance of Trump Being Blocked

January 16, 2017

The first issue to seriously get in Trump's way is an academic issue? Seriously?

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Kevin O'Leary -- The Canadian Donald Trump? Let's Take This Possibility Very Seriously.

December 06, 2016

Canadians probably believe that Donald Trump's success could not be duplicated here. In fact, it might just be that we will have an opportunity to test that belief since Kevin O'Leary is contemplating a bid for the federal Conservative Party leadership.

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How Some People are "Okay" with Racism: Lessons from Plato's Cave and Sartre's Mauvaise Foi

November 22, 2016

We often delude ourselves by thinking that we have less responsibility than we actually do. As Plato points out, when we know something, we become responsible beings. Sartre stresses that our responsiblity is so deep and daunting that we often flee from it.

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Post-election perspective

November 09, 2016

Some things to remember as you work through your feelings about the US election.

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Awful historical men give me life advice (part 2)

October 18, 2016

In part two of his reflection on canonical but awful figures in the history of philosophy, Matt further discusses the example of Arthur Schopenhauer. He shows how Schopenhauer's philosophical system contains a remedy, or at least the rudiments of one, for his own prejudicial views.

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Upcoming Conference: Building Hospitable Communities for Aging

September 21, 2016

The international interdisciplinary conference Building Hospitable Communities for Aging: Challenges and Opportunities will take place at Saint Paul University from September 28 to 30, 2016. Matt provides a brief outline of the reasons for the conference, the topics it will cover, and the long process of community involvement which went into its planning.

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An open letter to Governor Pat McCrory

April 07, 2016

An open letter to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory concerning the signing of House Bill 2 into law.

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