In the previous few articles, I have written about hedonist orthodoxy which is the normative system which has there is a proper and improper way to engage in leisure time. That this is a subnorm based on a subepistime within the broader context of Rawlsian liberal ethics that are the main normative morals of ourContinue reading “Hedonist Orthodoxy and Work Ethic”
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Cosmopolitian, 4Chan, and the Doctrine of the Mean
4Chan is a metonym for the dredges of the internet, its natives are the descendants of the dark geeks of yesteryear who voted for Ross Perot, played D&D in basements, and descended into the grimy abodes of the alt-right. A poetic analogy to Erik from Phantom of the Opera. Losers who descend into bitterness andContinue reading “Cosmopolitian, 4Chan, and the Doctrine of the Mean”
Physical Attractiveness & Liberal Democracy
As anti-aging science becomes more real and less pseudo while the older generations are ever more adolscent in their thinking, pretty people are a serious philosophical issue. Celebrities have more political power than they ever have had before. So, who is hot and who is not is an increasingly major variable in decisions which affectContinue reading “Physical Attractiveness & Liberal Democracy”
Are Fashion Rules a System of Normative Ethics?
Being on the spectrum, there is one form of hatred that trumps all others for my people: shaming. Minor social mistakes lead to major moral panics. Every time a publication like Cosmo or something like it invents rules that establish normative good for the culture or one or more subcultures it places truly good peopleContinue reading “Are Fashion Rules a System of Normative Ethics?”
The Death of Style
If social progress over the past many decades has done anything to aesthetic culture, it has eroded it from something romantic into something utilitarian, and not in the Millsian sense. It used to be that hedonism meant Lord Byron or what Meatloaf lamented in the song “Bless my soul” in The Rocky Horror Picture ShowContinue reading “The Death of Style”
Adult Proms: A Way to Increase Dating Rates and More Fun Things
It has been reacted to as a crisis in the media that dating rates are down. It’s not a crisis. Yet, the pundits react to any change as a crisis. When the birth rates were going up, there was a panic about overpopulation and when the birth rates began to reverse the pundits, again, panickedContinue reading “Adult Proms: A Way to Increase Dating Rates and More Fun Things”
Should We Bring Period Fashion Back? Yes! And Other Things.
As an adult, I am saddened by the fact that preschoolers can dress like princesses and not be judged for it and even wear it to school but adults invariably wear normal clothing almost every day. I am not saying that people dress in Halloween-type costumes where they are a character but I am sayingContinue reading “Should We Bring Period Fashion Back? Yes! And Other Things.”
Should You Get a Face Tattoo? Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Nature of Beauty
Aesthetics has been a long debated sector of philosophy, yet, it is a difficult one to debate. For one, there is a common belief that beauty is subjective. How can one establish normative rules for something so fluid? Partially, this is a problem about philosophers not doing science. The contemporary philosopher Derek Parfit arguedContinue reading “Should You Get a Face Tattoo? Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Nature of Beauty”