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Why We Love the Murderer

Justin St. Germain’s moody essay, “Murder Tourism in Middle America,” follows the thoughts of a brooding, pessimistic young professor on a quest to satisfy his obsession with Truman Capote’s nonfiction … Continue reading

February 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sex, Love, Morality: Everything you need to know about Bertrand Russell’s ‘Marriage and Morals’

“Cruelty is in theory a perfectly adequate ground for divorce, but it may be interpreted so as to become absurd. When the most eminent of all film stars was divorced … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

My Doubt is My Innocence

Moral Laziness and Milan Kundera’s Farewell Waltz Eyes transfixed, your fingernails dance a repetitive beat on the tabletop.  Reclining, but not relaxed, your mind goes through a repetitive pattern of decision … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beyond rationalism: the moral dimension of state motivation

Rationalism, or the idea that agents guide their behaviors based on an understanding of fundamentally material self-interest, dominates most theoretical and applied treatments of topics in political economy.  In other … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · Leave a comment