March 2015

Tim Hussin for the NYT

Tim Hussin for the NYT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Gary Gutting of Notre Dame gives me a shout-out at the Stone in The New York Times:

The problem is that, rightly developed, natural-law thinking seems to support rather than reject the morality of homosexual behavior. Consider this line of thought from John Corvino, a philosopher at Wayne State University: “A gay relationship, like a straight relationship, can be a significant avenue of meaning, growth, and fulfillment. It can realize a variety of genuine human goods; it can bear good fruit. . . . [For both straight and gay couples,] sex is a powerful and unique way of building, celebrating, and replenishing intimacy.”

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fact opinion

The Philosopher’s Magazine has finally posted my piece on the fact/opinion distinction.

Why worry about the fact/opinion distinction? One reason is that precise thinking is valuable for its own sake. But there’s another, more pragmatic reason. Despite its unclear meaning, the claim “That’s just your opinion” has a clear use: It is a conversation-stopper. It’s a way of diminishing a claim, reducing it to a mere matter of taste which lies beyond dispute.

Read the full article here.

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