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Russell E. Saltzman on surviving graduation ceremonies :

The exercise combines elements of a rite of passage with characteristics of an endurance contest, pitting attendees against overheated (or overcooled) auditoriums, crowded lobbies, middle-aged men who don’t use Flomax, and small doorways unable to accommodate large crowds.

Also today, Santiago Ramos argues that appealing to Kant will not settle our arguments about sex :
This diversity is the reason why Kant’s  pure reason  would seem attractive for a situation like ours. But practically speaking, the Kantian approach will yield abstract moral injunctions that can be endlessly refined but don’t give us an adequate way “into” them, a way to appropriate them for our lives.



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