Daily Archives: March 26, 2018

Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 13: Mother Mary

https://pixabay.com/en/maria-holy-maria-mother-of-god-1592567/ *** HOLY MARY *** Mary, pray for us. Holy Mary, pray for us. 
 God’s Mother, please pray. *** NOTE: The souls of the envious pray to Mother Mary to pray for them. *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/dantes-purgatory-canto-13-retelling-second-ledge-envy-sapia/ ***

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David Bruce (born 1954): What is Philosophy?

https://pixabay.com/en/thought-idea-innovation-imagination-2123970/ What is philosophy? Usually, it is defined in two ways, neither of which tells the whole truth. First, philosophy is defined as the “love of wisdom.” That’s OK, but don’t many people who aren’t philosophers love wisdom? Scientists and … Continue reading

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David Bruce (born 1954): Animals

In his book Moral Literacy: or How to Do the Right Thing (Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Co., 1992), British philosopher Colin McGinn writes, We should, at the very least, minimize our dependence on animals, treating their interests as comparable to the … Continue reading

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NOTES on Sissela Bok (born 1934): Abortion

Abortion is definitely a controversial subject in applied ethics. To know that, one has only to look at the protests that the two groups on opposite sides of the issue have made. Both the pro-life and the pro-choice groups have … Continue reading

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NOTES on Richard Brandt (1910-1997): Criminal Justice

Richard Brandt discusses the issue of criminal justice in his book Ethical Theory: The Problems of Normative and Critical Ethics. First, Brandt asks, “What is meant by an ‘examination of the ethical foundations of the institutions and principles of criminal … Continue reading

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