Category Philosophy

Getting Radical About Lunch: An Eco-Socialist Critique

Non-human animals are afforded shockingly little importance in Marx and Engels’ worldview. It seems rather strange that this is the case given that they are treated exponentially worse than many human workers. During their (often) short lives, factory farm animals are subjected to the kind of horrific abuse we would automatically abhor among humans. The […]

McMahan, Kant, and Organ Transplants

When I took my first Philosophical Ethics class during the Fall 2016 semester, I was enthralled by Kant’s moral philosophy and its applications to various situations. I came across a piece by Jeff McMahan on the moral implications of organ allocation, and wrote this paper as a response to his argument using Kant’s formulations of […]

On Rebecca Tuvel and Identity Politics

Academic philosophy’s latest scandal involves feminist journal Hypatia’s publication of assistant professor Rebecca Tuvel’s piece “In Defense of Transracialism,” which can be found in full here.  Very briefly: the article argues for a (rather badly researched) comparison to be made between gender and race. If Caitlyn Jenner can transition from male to female, why can’t Rachel Dolezal […]

Fashion Forward: The Analytic / Continental Split

The Analytic / Continental split in philosophy is a topic that is done to death. So OF course I thought, why not add to this by looking at it from an aesthetic perspective? Here are my (somewhat stereotypical) depictions of the look and feel that come with each tradition: The Analytic tradition is known for its early ties to […]

Heidegger On: Free Will

I just completed a semester long course on German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s seminal work: Being and Time. Love him or hate him, Being and Time is one of the greatest philosophical works of the twentieth century, and changed the discipline forever. Perhaps at a later point, I will write a post delving into the unfortunate mars on his […]

Philosophy’s Path Forward: The Swinburne Controversy in Light Of The Election

Much has been written on the topic of Richard Swinburne’s address at the Society of Christian Philosophers’ (or SCP) Midwestern Conference. His talk, enclosed in its entirety here, was entitled Christian Moral Teaching on Sex, Family, and Life and caused some (seriously merited) upset in the field of philosophy of religion. Swinburne’s most controversial claim in this paper (and subsequent […]