Monthly Archives: September 2015

Purpose of the Market

Economics is the study of the management of wealth. This can be good or bad. The measure against which we are to judge this is human nature. The activity of the market is not an end in itself, nor is … Continue reading

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Whether medical marijuana is licit?

The use of marijuana is intrinsically evil in virtue of the fact that it compromises our reason. This is in the same order as drunkenness due to alcohol. Medical marijuana uses it for a particularly different end. In the case … Continue reading

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Incoherence of Consequentialism

Using evil means to produce a good end may have produced some good ends. Indeed, we may suppose that there are no evil consequences as a result of the evil means. I lie and no one finds out, but achieve … Continue reading

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Illusion of “Weak Atheism”

Suppose that “weak atheism” is defined as “non-belief that God exists.” We can take this as equivalent to “I do not believe that God exists.” Suppose also that “strong atheism” is defined as “belief that God does not exist.” This … Continue reading

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Politics and Economics: the Universal and the Particular

One way of starting ethics is to consider the different ways we talk about good. We can easily talk about a good carpenter, a good teacher, a good actuary, etc. There is some standard by which all of these professions … Continue reading

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Is the free market moral?

Over at the Acton Blog, I watched the video over there about the morality of the free market. There are some interesting problems with the video, such as the narrative of the exchange. A seller does not in fact ask … Continue reading

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An Analogy: Society and the Rational Animal

An analogy that has become of interesting interest and utility to me is that between society and human life, particularly in the area of government and economics. I recall vaguely Aristotle using the analogy with respect to endorsing monarchy for … Continue reading

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