Is Baxter a People Too?

Does personhood belong exclusively to human beings, or do animals have some of the moral characteristics of personhood too? This is an ethical blog. I intend to explore how we should treat animals, most particularly those that have some obvious kind of consciousness. At the same time I will investigate what personhood might be or … More Is Baxter a People Too?

Can You Believe That?

This blog is my exploration of what belief is. I find that belief is multifaceted and admits of gradations. The philosophical study of beliefs comes under the field of study called epistemology (theory of knowledge), which is just one aspect of what makes up knowledge. Knowledge is usually defined as justified true belief. There are … More Can You Believe That?

What Is Philosophy?

Is it pompous of me to give an answer to this question? Or, is it preposterous? Either way, what could I say, since so many have made the attempt before me, no one seemingly agreeing, at least not completely, with each other? So, allow me to babble on a bit. My first and foremost answer … More What Is Philosophy?

Is Life a Puzzle?

When I was born they opened the box, and the pieces of my life came tumbling out. The weird thing was not all the pieces were there, and some of the pieces were already connected, just like when a brand new jigsaw puzzle box is opened. As a newborn and growing baby I had a lot … More Is Life a Puzzle?