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The Uselessness of IQ Tests

In the past, a lot of people have promoted IQ tests as if they could measure intelligence. There was a time that public schools used them to recommend careers to various people. Now, we have learned that IQ tests are measuring something, but it is not clear what exactly they are measuring! It is certainly not intelligence. IQ tests are supposed to give the same result regardless of age or circumst...

Freedom’s Importance

I have been spending a good deal of time discussing both religion and proper argument. I have decided to start discussing the issue of freedom especially because that is such a popular topic today. I agree that freedom is important. Everyone in our society agrees that it is important. But why is it important? By examining such things we will come to a better understanding of just what freedom is. ...

Ownership as Control over Things

In a previous post, I explained that ownership was a moral right. I am continuing my demonstration of the definition of ownership. That definition was that ownership was the moral right to categorically control a thing. I have shown that ownership is a moral right. Now I will show that ownership is a specific kind of moral right. It is limited to control over things. Since only some forms of contr...

Ownership as a Moral Right

In a previous post, I began an argument for the definition of ownership as the moral right to categorically control a thing. I also mentioned three lines of argument for the claim that ownership was a moral right: common agreement, the law and philosophical analysis. If ownership is a moral right, then it will be related to the virtues and vices. In fact, virtues and vices connected with property ...

Education and the Good

In the first post in this series, I claimed that education was preparing someone to pursue their good. I also offered several arguments for that conclusion. Before any serious arguments can be made, two things need to be clarified. We need to know what ” preparation” is and what ” their good” is. The good of someone comes in three parts: the work they are best suited for, t...