Monthly Archives: November 2016

Conflict

Eloise and I have all sorts of complicated conflict resolution norms: – You aren’t allowed to criticize people’s preferences, only their actions. – If someone is crying, you have to console them before anything else even if you think they are … Continue reading

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Honesty

I’m against honesty fundamentalism—the idea that lying is always immoral. (Now if I wanted to make my life easy, I’d just talk about lying to save lives. But I don’t want to make my life easy.) Here are two considerations … Continue reading

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Jewishness and Gender

When I get asked, “Sam are you Jewish?” I often go, “Do you mean culturally, religiously, or genetically?” Why? Because I’m a pedant, but also because my answer depends on what the person wants to know. – I’m somewhat culturally … Continue reading

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