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praxeology
Culture

What is Praxeology?

What is Praxeology? Praxeology comes from the Greek; it means the study of deed, or action. It’s actually a broad discipline where human action is understood deductively. This leads to conclusions that are a priori, or self-evident. Today, praxeology is most often associated with Austrian economics, and for good reason. But it didn’t begin with Austrian economics. The term praxeology was first used by a German philosopher, physicist, and theologian name Clemens Timpler. Timpler identified

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what is the golden mean in philosophy
Philosophy

What is the Golden Mean in Philosophy?

The golden mean is a tool to gauge where virtue falls between two vices, excess and deficiency. Aristotle describes ethical virtue as a disposition. That is, a tendency induced by our habits to have feelings apropos to a given situation. Defective dispositions, according to Aristotle, are tendencies to have inappropriate feelings. Aristotle rejects Plato’s view that vice and virtue are a matter of knowledge. For Aristotle, virtue is distinct from knowledge since virtue involves appropriate

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Philosophy

What is authoritarianism?

The adjective ‘authoritarian’ comes from the mid to late 19th century, and simply means, “favoring imposed order over freedom.” An authoritarian is someone who believes that freedom is secondary to societal order and that order must come from a person or entity imposing rules. In other words, authoritarians believe individual freedom may be limited to maintain order in society. Authoritarians do not believe mankind can ultimately be trusted to exercise their individual freedom in a

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black market economics
Culture

The Problem with Black Market Economics

The term ‘black market economics’ has a negative connotation to it. It’s often associated with transactions relating to undesirable behaviors such as drug use, firearms sales, and prostitution. Since the overturn of Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood v Casey by way of Dobbs v Jackson, we can now also expect black market abortion. However, the negative implication of the black market isn’t due to it being “unregulated’. Regulation can often lead to more injustice.

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Philosophy

What is a paradigm?

Paradigms are important; they influence how we look at the world. Sometimes they’re correct (more or less) but when they are wrong, they can have lasting and damaging effects for all of us. Here I introduce you to the concept of paradigms and why it’s so important to challenge them.

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Philosophy

Hermeneutics

her·me·neu·tics ˌhərməˈn(y)o͞odiks/ noun noun: hermeneutics the branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, especially of the Bible or literary texts. a method or theory of interpretation. … in philosophy The term hermeneutics covers both the first order art and the second order theory of understanding and interpretation of linguistic and non-linguistic expressions. As a theory of interpretation, the hermeneutic tradition stretches all the way back to ancient Greek philosophy. In the course of the Middle Ages

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