Philosophy

political polarization

The State Of Political Polarization In America

This article was initially posted on Doctor Peters website. We received permission from the author to re-post the content here. Please visit www.doctorpeters.org for...
social contract

Consent or Perish! The Social Contract Issue

"There are three primary forms of consent: implied, verbal, and written. Social contract theory relies on the former of the three forms to function."
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...
Bump stock

Bump Stocks, Why the NRA Sucks, and Why You Should Care

As an avid firearms enthusiast, I often find myself in the middle of robust conversations about the politics and philosophy of private firearms ownership...
superlibertarian

Stop Being A Superlibertarian

"There is an entire slew of arguments used by these superlibertarians that, while we may find them to be correct, constitute bad arguments in the political realm. Hopefully, through a few examples, I can effectively demonstrate what I mean and we can all course correct to make libertarian messaging more effective."
intellectuals

On the Wisdom of Left-Wing Intellectuals

"As perceptive as much of the intellectual’s criticism frequently is, it is made from a highly idealistic and passionately ideological position."
implicit contract

Implicit Contract: An Objectivist Pipedream

To begin I need to make an important note. I'm not talking about implicit contract theory in the economic sense (as that particular theory...
Bender

Bender Bending Rodriguez And Creating Opportunities

In today’s economy, it is easy for the youth of the United States to feel stuck in a rut when it comes to the...
Bay Area Police prepare for Protestors, while the state exists

Allowing Tyranny While the State Exists

Every once in a while, it is important to go back and look over some of the stances and arguments you’ve used to see...

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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...