A Different Mattering-Theoretic Take on the Is-Ought Problem
“A science of right and wrong is on our doorstep. In fact, the concept of mattering brings it within reach.”
Justice Scalia’s Agenda-Free Agenda
Scalia presents himself as an originalist regarding constitutional understanding and legal philosophy, claiming to uphold what the constitution actually says.
In Memoriam: W.J.B.
In which Mencken skewers the late William Jennings Bryan with perverse gusto.
The Vices of Literary Criticism
Online-only bonus: Further evidence that contemporary literary criticism has stumbled into arbitrariness and fancy.
John Emerson Roberts and the Beginnings of Religious Humanism
Online-only bonus: The career of John Emerson Roberts began in religious orthodoxy, moved into freethought, and ended in agnosticism.