Know Thyself

I just listened to a Philosophy Bites podcast about self-knowledge.  The ancient philosophers gave this as an important aphorism, and Socrates urged that we examine our lives.  This podcast explored how well we can know ourselves.

I’ve often been struck by how different some other peoples’ views of my personality and character are than . . . → Read More: Know Thyself

McDonald v. Chicago

The Supreme Court today invalidated Chicago’s law against citizens having firearms for self protection.  I agree with the decision, but wish they had decided it on the basis of the “privileges and immunities” clause of the 14th Amendment and not “due process.”

One of the major purposes of the authors of the 14th Amendment . . . → Read More: McDonald v. Chicago