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A Six-Gun for Socrates

Posted in Ethics, Law, Philosophy, Politics by Michael LaBossiere on February 23, 2013

Six-Gun for Socrates - Michael LaBossiereThis short book presents a series of philosophical essays written in response to gun violence in the United States. While the matters of guns, violence and rights are often met with emotional responses, my approach has been to consider these matters from a philosophical standpoint. This does not involve looking at them without emotion. Rather, it involves considering them in a rational way and this requires considering how our emotions affect our views of these vital matters.

The book contains the following essays:

    • Gun Control
    • Costas & Guns
    • When is it Time to Discuss Gun Violence?
    • High Capacity, High Powered Semi-Automatic
    • Mental Illness, Violence & Liberty
    • God and Sandy Hook
    • Mental Illness or Evil?
    • Video Games, Movies & Violence
    • Background Checks
    • Dr. King & Guns
    • Gun Rights & Tyranny
    • Is the denial of gun rights, in and of itself, a tyranny?
    • Is there an Obligation of Self-Defense?
    • On Not Being Ant-Gun
    • The Founders, the Future, the First & the Second
    • Are Cars Analogous to Guns?
    • Conclusion

Available now on Amazon.

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  1. ajmacdonaldjr said, on February 23, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Great title! :)

  2. WTP said, on February 24, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Or perhaps a shotgun for Socrates. Our genius VP says they’re much easier to use, especially if you fire them indiscriminately:

  3. WTP said, on February 25, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Just noticed this…I presume an ant-gun takes .22 short?

  4. wernerschwartz said, on March 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Reblogged this on wernerschwartz.


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