Saturday, June 16, 2007

Back to Work

Yes, I have been lazy these past couple of days. I guess I got somewhat discouraged.

A few days ago I posted some criticism of Christopher Hitchens. I said at the time that I expected to be punished for my insolence. Indeed, I have been, with a dramatic reduction in readership that was greater than I had expected.

However, my mood is recovering. I will be getting back to work shortly.

A new blogger named G-Man has created a blog called "The Locker". He began his blog with a formal account of desire utilitarianism, declaring that his moral claims will sit in the context of this theory.


Hume's Ghost said...

I never would have guessed that Hitchens was popular enough that a post critical of him would drive readers off. Those must be some really thin-skinned readers.

Just look at G-man, for example, he's using your desire utilitarianism as the foundation of his ethics (what a grand compliment that is!) and yet he has Sam Harris in his links, who you have been more critical of than you were with Hitchens.

G-man said...

Alonzo - Thanks for the attention. Of course, now I feel more pressure to apply desire utilitarianism properly!

Hume - I have little exposure to Hitchens, so I can't make much of a comparison. Harris, however, I respect more for his ability to use words well than anything else. When I see him debate some fast-talking Christians, I'm glad he's the one fielding their questions, rather than I.