Non-Theistic Psalm #1
February 15, 2018
Non-Theistic Psalm #1: Composed 2018-02-11 in the early morning hours.
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Why We Shouldn’t Surrender to Emotion
February 7, 2018
It is part of Plurationalist teaching that we should not surrender to our emotions, but master them. Here is why Plurationalism is right in teaching that.
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Limitations and Promises of Rational Discourse on Hot-Button Issues
January 31, 2018
While rationally discussing the hot-button issues facing our society is not a guarantee that all parties will come out in agreement - it still offers great benefits that make it a far superior alternative to heated, emotional discussion of those issues.
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#9: A Stoic Thanksgiving with the Emperor Marcus Aurelius
November 23, 2017
Though you may not realize it, Thanksgiving Day can be a very Stoic holiday. The Emperor Marcus Aurelius shows us how this can be.
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#8: Empathy vs. Rational Compassion: Part 3: Examples of Empathy Causing Harm
November 11, 2017
The arguments as to why empathy is problematic as a moral compass and ought to be replaced with ratonal compassion are not mere theoretical hair-splittings. History has actually demonstrated disasters wrought when decisions are driven by emotional empathy.
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#7: Empathy vs. Rational Compassion: Part 2: Basic Flaws in the Empathic Model of Compassion
October 13, 2017
The popular theory is that emotional empathy is the precursor to compassion as people help each other in order to avoid themselves suffering empathetic pain if they don't. However, in reality, things just don't very often work out that way.
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#6: Empathy versus Rational Compassion: Part One: What We Mean by “Empathy”
September 22, 2017
I want to discuss why society ought to encourage rational compassion rather than empathy. But before I can do that, I must clarify what "empathy" means in this discussion and why it is important to keep in mind how empathy and compassion are not the same thing.
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#5: Stoicism – Personal Power for Transgender Folk
September 8, 2017
One group of people for whom Stoicism can be a very powerful philosophy is those, such as myself, who are on the transgender spectrum.
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#4 Locus of Control – The Onion Will Model
September 1, 2017
In the ancient Stoic texts, the only things mentioned as being beyond our control are things outside of the mind. However, modern understanding requires us to accept that even some things within our mind aren't ours to command. The best way to reconcile this knowledge with the essentials of Stoicism involves visualizing the Locus of Control as being an onion - that meaning that it has layers.
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Podcast Episode Delayed
August 25, 2017

Due to unexpected circumstances, the podcast episode scheduled for August 25 was not completed on time. As a result, it’s release is delayed one week to 10am US Eastern Time on Friday, September 1, 2017. The week following that, the podcast will resume its normal schedule of 10am US Eastern Time on the second and … Continue reading “Podcast Episode Delayed”