Author: Ryan Jenkins Category: Historical Philosophy, Metaphysics, Ethics Word Count: 938 You have often heard it said that the Form of the Good is the greatest thing to learn about, and that it is by their relation to it that just things and [other virtuous things] become useful and beneficial (Republic, 505a). Plato’s Republic is a wide-ranging tract, admired for … Continue reading Plato’s Form of the Good
If God exists, then why do so many people have such a difficult time interacting with him? Perhaps the reason is not because God exists and is concealed, but because God does not exist.
Abortion involves the intentional killing of a human being. Killing human beings is often deeply wrong, so is abortion wrong? If so, when? And why?
Ethical realists say that ethical claims such as these are objectively true: their truth does not depend on anyone’s particular opinions, beliefs, preferences, or characteristics. But what are the good reasons for accepting ethical realism?
The general idea of alienation is simple: Something is alienating when what is (or should be) familiar and connected comes to seem foreign or disconnected. So if work in a capitalist society inhibits the realization of our species-being, then work is to that extent alienating.
We’ve already discussed some of the experimental phenomena that inspire competing interpretations or theories of what’s going on in the real world during quantum-mechanical experiments. In this final installment of a three-article series, we’ll look in very broad strokes at some of the philosophical implications of these views of quantum mechanics.
Author: Annaleigh Curtis Category: Philosophy of Sex and Gender, Social and Political Philosophy Word Count: 1000 Editor’s Note: This essay is the second in a two-part series authored by Annaleigh on the topic of philosophical feminism. The first essay can be viewed here. As I noted in Part 1 of this series, strands of thought that arise out of political … Continue reading Feminism Part 2: The Difference Approach