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This essay begins with a presentation of the mind renovation thought experiment. The essay goes on to present an argument based on constituent identity as a solution to the thought experiment. The essay then introduces and replies to counterarguments to the assertions put forth. The essay finishes with a summation of its argument and a final commentary on the nature of identity.
Fredric Schiller writes about the human subjectivity partially the unison of the sensible and the formal. This
paper explores play as a living form of experience that fully embodies our humanity. Play is shown to come from a cooperative dichotomy between the formal and the sensible. Once explored the idea of play the paper argues against Modernity, contrary to the idea that reason must triumph over sense in order to be moral.
Are tattoos in modern society just an individual act of consumption akin to any other styling or decorative choice? Not only are they artistically significant and important for our relationships with our bodies, they also perform an important role of making the past ever-present, both linking us with our past and forcing us to deal with it.
In Fresh Air – Does Feminism have anything to say about the Environment? Emily McVey draws upon the work of Luce Irigaray to argue that there exists a link between feminism, environmental and air pollution, and the exploitation of nature.
This paper delves into the highly controversial and widely debated issue of when, if ever, forgiveness is possible, and by whom. The paper begins by clarifying the concept of forgiveness as a relinquishment of feelings of revenge and a possible reconciliation of the relationship between the perpetrator and the victim. Then I critically analyse the arguments submitted by Valdimir Jankelevitch against the possibility of forgiving some crimes, and compare this to Jacques Derrida’s paradox of forgiveness, where he states “forgiveness forgives only the unforgivable.” Finally, I submit my own formulation of what it is to forgive, in particular prioritising the moral autonomy of both the perpetrator and the victim.
Critically discusses the relationship between eros and immortality in the Symposium using a modern context with our contemporary fonts of wisdom.
This paper focuses on the appearance of art. Arguing that the term beautiful can only be used with something that has the appearance of nature. Pushing off from Kant’s structures laid out in Analytic of the Beautiful, the paper shows the moves to demonstrate appearances found in art and nature cannot be conceived as representational appearance. Instead art has an appearance of nature fundamentally as it originates from natural beauty.
A Middle-Eastern Ghazal poem concerning the subject matter of Astronomy and Metaphysics
This review goes through the critique of deliberative democracy in Illya Somin’s article. Political ignorance features as the core argument against the deliberative democracy. After explaining the effects of rational ignorance and irrationality, the review is favourable toward Somin’s article praising it for illustrating shortcomings and limitations within our current political system.