Cruel Logic – A short film and soon to come feature film based on this idea – a serial killer takes the argument for subjective morality to the test – kidnapping liberal subjectivist moralist professors, he asks each one to give him a good reason why he should not dismember and kill them.
Since a subjective moralist can’t really argue for any sure morality, each is killed. It’s a little simplistic, but a nice idea, and certainly something that sends home the message that ideas have consequences, and those passing around dangerous ideas should face the consequences themselves, rather than pushing them out onto society and victimizing it.
- Best Foreign Films? – Ed Copeland tries to assemble, with the help of voters, a list of the best foreign language films (i.e. non-English). Commenters note some conspicuous absences (No Man’s Land should be there, not to mention Life is Beautiful), as well as some trendy and underserving recent films, but still, nice list.
- 15 Best Sci-Fi Novels: ListUniverse has a nice short list – as long as Fahrenheit 451 (#5) and Ender’s Game is on it (#13), I can agree to almost anything. I still think that Walter Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a great book too. And maybe Starship Troopers could have made honorable mention – the book is an excellent commentary on "moral and philosophical aspects of suffrage, civic virtue, the necessities of war and capital punishment, and the nature of juvenile delinquency," even if the movie is fluff.