Philosophy

most important election

“The Most Important Election”

Today on Bad Arguments I wanted to touch on the recent election that came and went in the USA and the rhetoric that surrounded...
future homer

Future Homer: Jordan B.Peterson’s 13th Rule

When I was in college I wrote reviews for local bands for MTV. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would ever...
Social Contract

An Evaluation of Social Contract Theory

This article was initially posted on The Principled Libertarian. We received permission from the author to re-post the content here. Please visit The Principled...

It’s Not Just “Basic Economics”

If you’ve ever engaged in a debate with those on the left I’m willing to bet that a lot of their positions and understandings...
Abortion

Evictionism as a Middle Ground on Abortion?

"The way that we settle abortion is by figuring out how to uphold both sets of freedoms at the same time."
governance

Laotze Chapter 17: The Taoist View Of Optimal Governance

The supreme rulers are hardly known by their subjects. The lesser are loved and praised. The even lesser are feared. The least are despised. Those who show no...
bad faith

We Need To Stop The Bad Faith Arguments

"If the goal was as stated, open discourse, then we wouldn't fall into the trappings of fallacious arguments. It is the secondary desire to win or to humiliate that perverts the discourse. It also leads to the inability to make corrections or accept faults in our own thinking."
faction wars

The Endless Fallacies of Faction Wars

"The notion of this argument is a simple one: Without a state to prevent it, people will give into their violent tendencies and we will need an increase in violence between everyone as they begin to war over land and resources, or because of simpler disputes that will blow themselves out of proportion without the state to enforce some form of peace."
dog whistling

Racist Dog Whistling

Quite often in the world of politics, we hear of a politician, news anchor, or pundit "dog whistling" to a specific crowd. The examples...
war on terror

War Against The War On Terror

Yesterday, millions of Americans cheered on as John Bolton was forced to resign from his position as National Security Advisor in the Trump cabinet....

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For years talking heads, political scientists, and that weird neighbor that collects a lot of military surpluses have been loudly talking about a coming...
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The Ideology of the Mob

For weeks now, violent riots have overtaken American cities across the country. Hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage has already been done,...
Jay's Execution

Where Do We Go From Here?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last four years, you might have noticed that the United States has been experiencing more...