Lessons for Liberals

IntroductionLet’s begin with what Liberals know to be self-evident: All current Liberal views are true and all non-liberal views are false. Let’s add to that what everyone on the Right knows: All Liberals hold exactly the same views on all issues. There are no divisions. No subgroups. And there is certainly no nuance.So, here’s the […]

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A Simple Strength and Muscle-Building Program and the Death of Bro Splits

IntroductionHere’s a science-based strength and muscle-building program for anyone looking for a change in their old routine. If you’re completely new to using weights, this might be a good program to use after about 3-6 months. This program is suitable for advanced beginner to upper intermediate. It’s not meant for competitive or aspiring competitive bodybuilders […]

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The Holy Grail of Teaching: Better Learning Outcomes with Less Prep-Work and Grading

IntroductionThis post is directed primarily at teachers but I think students and parents alike can benefit from reading it in order to understand what goes on behind the curtain. I’m going to focus on course design rather than teaching technique, although the two overlap. Designing a course is perhaps one of the most complex and challenging […]

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Identity, Truth, and Stoicism in the Face of Crumbling Norms of Civil Discourse

Introduction Yo. Check it. You can’t have a functioning democracy without at least two things: a concern for truth and civil discourse. Although perhaps too obvious to state, democracy requires citizens have a concern for truth. Without it, policy will be ineffective at best. Y’see, in (many conceptions) of democracy, policy represents, to some degree, […]

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How to Get an A on any Exam

IntroductionFor most of my pre-college education I was a very average student–and that’s being charitable. In my first year of college, I vowed I would learn how to get A’s. I bought (and read!) a bunch of books on the subject as well as attended any study skills workshops available on campus. With the right […]

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Value and Gun Rights

The American Dream IntroductionI’ve mentioned before that philosophers distinguish between lumpers and splitters. Splitters take a category of things, actions, concepts and show that there are important distinctions to be made within that category such that we should really see it as two (or more) distinct categories. For example, someone might argue that ‘motor vehicle’ […]

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Reno Round 1: A Comedy

I just finished working my ass off renovating an older house I bought earlier in the year. Here are the before, during, and after pictures.  This post doesn’t have any philosophy except for that I wouldn’t have finished the project if I hadn’t been reading the Stoics in the evening… Part 1:  The house had […]

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