Welcome to the fourth issue of the University of Queensland’s student philosophy magazine, Exordium. It is with great pleasure that … More
Hume’s problem of induction concerns the justification of inductive inferences which is to make predictions based on events. If I infer that some event B will follow from event A by causal necessity, I must suppose the future will resemble the past, which is to suppose that the laws of nature will not change. However, the only way I could justify a belief that the laws of nature will stay regular is by appealing to induction which is the very thing in question.
Using the arguments: relief from suffering, appeal to consistency (specifically between passive and active voluntary euthanasia), and an argument for patient autonomy, it will be suggested that laws in Queensland regarding active voluntary euthanasia be brought to the same standards as passive voluntary euthanasia.
After unearthing an ancient artefact buried deep below their subterranean facility, two scientists become obsessed by what had always been an ordinary door. When one of the men submits to its siren-song, and isn’t seen again, his colleague follows. What he finds beyond the door not only reveals the truth behind humanity’s hidden past, but also its ominous future.
The culture industry is the commercialised amalgamation of both the traditional high and low spheres of art. Low art is … More
Can suicide be virtuous? In his Ethics, Benedict Spinoza claims that no thing contains within its essence, or contatus, the ability to destroy itself. But what about Graneledone boreopacifica, the deep water octopus who sacrifices her own life for the survival of her young?
Before internet streaming, music consumption was entirely unit-based. However, the rising prevalence of streaming sites is curbing this trend by altering the way in which we interact with our favourite songs and artists. We examine how music streaming has revolutionised the way that we relate to music consumption, and the effect these services have had on both consumers and producers within the music industry.
Monique Wittig‘s project may be described as attempting to universalise a lesbian perspective. But what is a lesbian perspective? And what does it mean to universalise it?
Reality is not the product of universal laws, but of perception.” (Woolley, 1993) Through a close reading of the novel More Than This by Patrick Ness, this paper seeks to analyse how the perception of reality influences the experience of it, that is, not to define what is ‘really real’, but to investigate how ideas about reality impact behaviour, as modelled by the characters.