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The Evidential Problem of Evil and Skeptical Theism

The evidential problem of evil claims the God of classical theism doesn't exist. William Rowe argues for this conclusion using an example of a fawn suffering an agonizing death in a forest fire. No good we know of justifies an omnipotent, omniscient, perfectly good being in permitting the evil of...

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Moral Objectivity Supports Dogmatism: Why This Isn't So

Dogmatism is a close-minded view. It involves clinging to beliefs and ignoring evidence contrary to what you believe. It is irrational and epistemically unacceptable for this reason.

Yet if moral objectivity holds, then dogmatism seems okay. After all, if you have the correct moral views, you...

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Moral Objectivity Best Captures the Value of Tolerance

Many people reject moral objectivism because it’s thought to support intolerance. Tolerance of a diversity of ideas, values, and people groups is central to a well-functioning democracy. Yet, if moral standards are objectivity true, then some moral standards are better than others....

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Equal Rights Imply Equal Plausibility: Why This is False

Given everyone has a right a moral opinion, it doesn't follow that all moral opinions are equally plausible. Yet this is what an argument against moral objectivism claims. In this video, you'll learn about this argument and why it fails. You'll learn why equal rights to moral opinions doesn't...

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NO Objective Moral Truths: How NOT to Argue for This Claim

Some people claim there are no objective moral truths. This video explores an argument for this conclusion. The premise supporting the conclusion is that there are no objective truths. The proponent of this argument holds that all truth is subjective. Though this is a tempting argument for the...

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The Argument from Absolutism Against Moral Objectivity

A way to argue against morality being objective is to saddle the view with something implausible. If moral objectivity holds, then moral standards must be absolute (i.e. it's never okay to break them). But moral rules are not absolute. So morality is not objective. This is the Argument from...

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Metaethics - 10 Arguments Against Moral Objectivity (And Why They Fail!)

 

 

Ethical objectivism is the view that there are some objective moral standards. What this means is that moral standards apply to everyone everywhere, whether or not people believe that they do, or whether or not obeying those standards satisfies a person's desires. Moral claims are...

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The Myth of Sisyphus: How to Best Cast Camus' Skeptical Challenge that Life Lacks Meaning

Discover the sharpest way to press Camus's skeptical challenge: You don't know that your life is meaningful. The challenge is best cast as epistemological, not metaphysical.

Camus' challenge is like other skeptical challenges. They bring into your awareness a possibility of error you ignore in...

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Feeling Like The Daily Routine Is Meaningless: How to Fix and Avoid
Living through the Coronavirus pandemic feels like living through Groundhog Day the movie. Bill Murray's character (TV weatherman Phil Connors) got stuck in a time loop. He repeated the same day many times. Coronavirus feels like the same day on repeat.
 
Such monotony makes life feel...
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The Surprising Benefits of Feeling Like Your Life is Meaningful

 It's crazy how the Coronavirus has changed our everyday lives. Its changed how we communicate and relate to others.

Social distancing is good to prevent the spread of the disease, but it leads to social isolation and loneliness for many people.

Yet, there's good news...

As I talk about in...

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The Napoleon Dynamite View of Massive Meaning

Let me ask: Do you believe you can live a massively meaningful life?

Perhaps you're thinking like Napoleon Dynamite: "I don't have any skills...You know, like nunchuck skills, bo hunting skills, computer hacking skills." Only people with great skills can live massively meaningful lives. And I'm...

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What makes you feel like a kid again?
What makes you feel like a kid again?
 
For me, it's going to the cabin in the mountains I grew up going to as a child. My grandparents built a cabin in a ski town. You had to use a snowmobile to get to the cabin in the winter.
 
Every time I go back to that town I feel the rush. I...
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How I quit...

...longing for an old way of life.

About 20 years ago I was working a corporate job. You know, the standard cubicle job (cue the movie "Office Space" in your mind). I was bored with creating what felt like TPS reports.

I felt like my work and life weren't making an impact.

I left my corporate job...

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Racial Bias and Policing: How to Think Critically About Fixing a Broken System

Police reform in the United States is necessary. Part of that reform involves how we talk and think about racial bias and policing. This video helps you think critically about systemic racism and implicit racial biases.

You'll identify logical fallacies made by Senator John Cornyn and Vanita...

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Reparations - Justice, Love, and Healing Require Atonement for the Sin of Slavery

In this video, you'll learn why reparations for slavery are owed to African Americans. Slavery involved economic injustice in the form of stealing labor, and its fruits, from slaves. It also involved immoral physical and psychological abuse. Such racist treatment of African American continued...

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