Pam-Toons. Fist Pumping. Series 4.4.

I've here in mind the fist-pumping variety of politically vocal people, those certain that one side is leading us to another dark ages and the other to a totalitarian state. It appears that for some "left and right" thinking is characterized by black and white thinking. Nuance is lost. And with this loss, so too…

A Reduction of Jus ad Bellum and in Bello to Hobbes’ First and Second Fundamental Laws of Nature Respectively

In this paper, I argue that jus ad bellum and jus in bello are reducible without remainder to Hobbes’ axiomatic first and second fundamental laws of nature respectively. Consequently, all principles of jus ad bellum and jus in bello are derived from these axioms. And so a cause of or act of war is unjust if it cannot be reduced to these axioms. …

Check out my new permanent page.

Check out my new permanent page eloquently entitled My papers ' n ' stuff. On this page I post some of my old papers and other works that I think worth a read. Feel free to download and play around with anything that interests you. My first entry is The Child-First Hypothesis of Language Acquisition…

The Assumption(s) of the Soulless Shoes

That the sun will not rise to-morrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise. David Hume (1711-1776). David Steinberg, Ed. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Second Edition. Hackett Publishing Company:Indianapolis. 1993. Section IV, Pt.I, p.15 Why assume that people threw these shoes 'up' to…