Category Archives: On the web

Video: Is Abortion to be Solved by Controlling Male Sexual Behaviour?

This video is a response to a widely-shared, much discussed, and controversial Twitter thread. Within the discussion, I reference a few articles and books: New York Times: He Asked Permission to Touch, but Not to Ghost GQ: Why Sperm Counts Are … Continue reading

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Discussion of Social Media and Prudence in the Digital World with Tony Reinke

Tony Reinke, the author of 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, invited me to share some of my thoughts on the subject of social media and wise principles for discourse and publishing in the online world.

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Discourse in the Culture Wars and the Hunger for Catharsis

This is just the fucking worst. Imagine a self-help book written by the Darth Maul of tenured campus bad boys, an act of trahison des clercs so severe that it calls into question the entire five-thousand-year academic project—a book that … Continue reading

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A Note on the Criticism of the Stronger Men’s Conference

There has been no shortage of people criticizing the Stronger Men’s Conference, largely on the basis of the video linked above. There is clearly plenty to criticize here! However, once again it has been disappointing to see how social media … Continue reading

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Virtue Ethics in a Virtual Age

Earlier this week, I had a thoroughly enjoyable day at Ian Paul’s Festival of Theology event, a day devoted to eight TED-talk style presentations, each followed by questions. If you don’t already know him, Ian Paul is the blogger at … Continue reading

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Weightless Words on the World Wide Web

Guy Debord, writing in the 1960s, analysed the supplanting of the active and directly lived life of society by the ‘spectacle’, with which members of society passively identify and which they consume. Debord made clear that the spectacle—the mediation of … Continue reading

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Social Media and Subsidiarity

A video of a crying young boy describing his experiences of bullying in school has gone viral over the last day or so, being shared by many millions of people. Dozens of celebrities have responded, and have received glowing press … Continue reading

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