Camillo Mac Bica

Camillo Mac Bica

Camillo “Mac” Bica, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Dr. Bica is a former Marine Corps Officer, Vietnam Veteran, and the Coordinator of the Long Island Chapter of Veterans for Peace. He can be contacted through his website at http://www.camillobica.com.

Articles by this author

"Assault rifles as noted above are weapons of war designed to deliver fatal wounds to groups of individuals within a short period of time." (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) Views
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
"Why I Won't Give Up My AR15" . . . And Why You Should
After so many incidents of unconscionable slaughter in schools, churches, at concerts, etc., perpetrated by deranged individuals “legally” armed with an AR 15, (according to the Guardian, there have been 1,624 mass shootings in 1,870 days), one would expect that reasonable people would agree that...
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Monday, February 26, 2018
I Am a Teacher, Not an Instrument of Violence
I am a teacher. My goal is to educate, to open the minds of students to important ideas of past and current thinkers. Among so many other things, I strive to encourage critical thinking, to stimulate awareness, and motivate concern regarding the importance of the social and political justice and...
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Saturday, December 02, 2017
“Thank You for Saving My Son From All the Grief and Pain!”
I recently spoke at a conference sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers discussing the moral injury suffered by veterans returning from war. Other speakers included a clinician from the local Veterans Administration Medical Center, a woman Somali veteran and poet, and a panel...
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Sunday, July 23, 2017
Whose "Truth" Matters Most When We Recount the War in Vietnam?
Much has been written and many documentaries made about the American War in Vietnam including the highly acclaimed 1983 effort by PBS, Vietnam: A Television History . Though not without its shortcomings, this 13-part documentary series was well crafted, meticulously researched, carefully balanced...
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Sunday, April 02, 2017
Inappropriate Art: "Open Casket" and "Portraits of Courage"
As a Professor of philosophy at an art college, I have spent many enjoyable class hours discussing with very talented and enthusiastic art students the nature (definition?) of art and the appropriateness, acceptability, even the ethics, of certain forms of artistic expression. What I’ve come away...
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