Monthly Archives: June 2016

“Enlightened” Philosophy in Paris

Jon/ June 27, 2016/ Personal, Philosophy, Travels

  What you see in the photo above and below is the Pantheon, originally the church of St. Genevieve, the patroness of Paris. In the French Revolution, it was gutted and made into a temple of Reason, that is, a symbol of the new patroness of Paris, who rejected religion as superstition and envisioned humanity itself as the purpose of its existence

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“Why Beauty Matters” by Roger Scruton

Jon/ June 7, 2016/ Beauty

  Many smart people have intuitions about what is ugly and what is beautiful, but most of the same people today think that there is nothing objective about beauty, since they have difficulty explaining it. It seems like preferring Coke over Pepsi and so art becomes only about expressing oneself than about what is being expressed. I came across this video by

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Massachusetts House Passes Bill Legally Abolishing Biological Sex

Jon/ June 6, 2016/ News Commentary

    States continue to pass laws removing the phrase ‘biological sex’, replacing it with gender identity, and formally accepting that ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ are mere social constructs rather than the results of nature. “SECTION 1. Section 92A of chapter 272 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word

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