Articles by Micha Ghertner

Do Straw Noses Break?

One reason bullies and domestic abusers pick on smaller, weaker victims is because these victims can't fight back. Likewise, those who construct and attack straw men during an intellectual battle of the wits do so because straw men can't... Read More

The Purpose of Pain

We usually think of pain as a bad thing. Utilitarian ethics, for example, prescribes maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain. Even those who do not consider themselves utilitarians recognize that pain should generally be avoided when possible. What if we... Read More

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