Aeon Skoble

Aeon J. Skoble is Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the Philosophy Department at Bridgewater State University, in Massachusetts.

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Three Books, One Island

Three Books, One Island: Aeon J. Skoble

JANUARY 10, 2013 by AEON SKOBLE

Remember the old thought experiment? "If you were starting over on an island and you had one book, what would it be?" With this new feature, we'll let really interesting people play the game. In our version, however, we'll let the author discuss three books: one recent book, one timeless book, and one book that challenges his or her world view.

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It Just Ain't So

Coercion Is the Only Way to Ensure Health?

Ending Government Regulation of Health Care Would Improve Affordability

JUNE 01, 2008 by AEON SKOBLE

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Life, Liberty, and Retirement Pensions

We Need to Assert Our Right to Financial Independence

SEPTEMBER 01, 2005 by AEON SKOBLE

It Just Ain't So

Choice Is Too Burdensome?

A Coercive Pyramid Scheme Can't Be Morally Preferable

JULY 01, 2005 by AEON SKOBLE

It Just Ain't So

Decency Requires a Minimum-Wage Law?

Proponents of Minimum-Wage Laws Commit Logical, Economic and Moral Fallacies

MARCH 01, 2004 by AEON SKOBLE

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Neither Slavery Nor Involuntary Servitude

Proponents of Military Conscription Want to Accomplish Social Goals

SEPTEMBER 01, 2003 by AEON SKOBLE
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For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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