Summer 2006 • Vol. 1, No. 2
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From the Editor, Summer 2006
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Philosophy, Politics & Rights
Religion vs. Free Speech
Craig Biddle May 20, 2006 PDF
Demonstrates that the tenets of religion are incompatible with the right to free speech, and shows why those who want to establish and maintain freedom of speech must repudiate religion and embrace the rational, secular foundation for rights.
History, Politics & Rights
William Tecumseh Sherman and the Moral Impetus for Victory
John David Lewis May 20, 2006 PDF
Presents the essential history of Sherman’s march, showing how Sherman developed and implemented his ideas that lead to the North’s victory in the Civil War, and drawing the moral lessons we can learn from this great man about how to properly approach and quickly defeat enemies of freedom.
Education & Parenting
Teaching Values in the Classroom
Lisa VanDamme May 20, 2006 PDF
Demonstrates the irrational, destructive nature of the three prominent schools of thought in moral education; identifies the fundamental philosophical errors underlying these schools; and presents a rational, life-serving alternative: the proper way to teach values in the classroom.
Science & Technology
The 19th-Century Atomic War
David Harriman May 20, 2006 PDF
Demonstrates the power of philosophy in the field of physics by presenting the 19th-century experimental evidence in support of the atomic theory, and by showing how 19th-century physicists—in the grips of post-Kantian philosophy—belligerently dismissed the evidence and steadfastly denied the existence of atoms.
Arts & Culture
Getting More Enjoyment from Art You Love
Dianne Durante May 20, 2006 PDF
Examines two equestrian sculptures—George Washington, by Henry Kirke Brown, and the Cid, by Anna Hyatt Huntington—and demonstrates a method by which to approach such works in order to reap the most enjoyment from them.
Letters and Replies, Summer 2006
Lisa VanDamme, Yaron Brook, Alex Epstein May 20, 2006
Letters pertain to Lisa VanDamme’s article on the hierarchy of knowledge in teaching, and to the article by Yaron Brook and Alex Epstein on just war theory.