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Philosophy notes: Singer, "Famine, affluence, and morality."

What are our moral obligations to the destitute? Here are my notes on a classic article by Peter Singer that argues for very severe obligations.

Which branch of philosophy is most important?

The answer will be obvious once you see it.

Gelfand/Fomin Calculus of Variations Sec. 3, Lm. 2 reconstruction and walkthrough

Reconstruction of an important lemma at the start of the book, written for lesser mortals like me, who have a degree in math but are not Russian.

The top three philosophical questions

The three questions non-philosophers seem to ask most, and my answers.

Mill on freedom of thought and expression

Should we allow people to express views that we despise? John Stuart Mill thinks we should, and offers four reasons why.

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