Daily Archives: July 30, 2009

Beer Night (For Obama, Gates, and Crowley)

I’ve been changing my mind who knows how many times during this whole Gates-Crowley controversy. First, there was President Obama’s press conference, in which he remarked that the Cambridge police had acted “stupidly” in its treatment of Professor Gates. Right-wing … Continue reading

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Neatness and Morality

Frederick Copleston, A History of Philosophy, Volume I: Greece and Rome (Westminster: Newman, 1959) 433. Epictetus was a Stoic philosopher who lived in the first-second centuries C.E. Copleston states regarding Epictetus’ views on bodily and moral cleanliness: Duties towards oneself … Continue reading

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