Protagonism: The Autodidactic Religion?
Most of the topics I write about can be considered philosophy, but here's where I post the ones about morals, metaphysics, and anything that would probably fall under "religion" if my ideology counts as that.
For a short-and-sweet label for my ideology, I've settled on "Protagonism". It isn't named after me, isn't easy to confuse with anything else, and isn't an outrageous attempt to co-opt an English word (like Ayn Rand's "Objectivism"). The story of the name is explained here:
What's a Protagonist?
My core beliefs:
There's no "why" in morality
A formal moral system
Notes on choice and morality
Pretty much everything below is just a corollary of the above. I don't consider the rest of it "part of Protagonism" so much as just the rejection of bogus ideas that are popular.
Why you should be an anarchist
Pragmatic downsides of government
Revolution is self-defense
Other essential morals
Exposing circumcision (not really a moral of mine so much as spreading awareness, but it's too important to not be on top.)
Is capitalism luck worship? And why you should believe in consent
An attempt at a complete formulation of the ethics of ownership
Of course the end justifies the means
On "moral conflict"
Children are not property
Myopias on violence
The loss of the concept of consent
The Enforcement Fallacy
Power doesn't corrupt you, idiot
Different forms of punishment and their pros and cons
Bad excuses for lying
Abortion is Difficult
Protagonist versus leftist ideas of bigotry
Age of consent is a correlated trait fallacy
The soul, what it is, and why it's the only thing that exists
Why I must be vegan
Anatomy of souls
Psychiatry is pseudoscience
Letting go of gender
Media violence does not breed violence
Stockholm syndrome is human nature
How to be an objectivist about art
The Cosmic Slot Machine actually works...
Politics is a euphemism for morality
Normativity reduces and why being wrong makes you a bad person
The problem with the language of rights
To add rights is to subtract rights
A moral criticism of the Jedi