Category Archives: Philosophy

Suffering and The Self: What Buddhism Says About Both

This is a doozey, folks! Took me 10 hours, but I think it’s a coherent piece that is very informative, and certainly thought provoking. At any rate, it’s the most up-beat thing I’ve written , so enjoy it while it … Continue reading

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The Eggshells of Racism: Tread Lightly

Black women. Two words that, without any additional context, are completely innocuous. There is no further meaning or semantic content within the conventional implicature about the descriptive, “two black women.” Suppose then that additional content is furnished, say, that you … Continue reading

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The Stillness That Night Brings

It’s the night that I find most dreadful. When all the billboards peddling beer, and undressed women stop speeding by; when the frantic rhythm of footsteps slow, and the seemingly implacable ringing of telephones stop; when you stop looking ahead, … Continue reading

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The Description Theory of Reference: Gottlob Frege v. Saul Kripke

Alright philosophers, so I know I’ve been promising something besides my pensive self-loathing, and I come to you now to make good on that promise. It isn’t about esoteric morality, which I will eventually get to, but at the moment … Continue reading

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J.S. Mill’s “On Liberty”: The Case Against Paternalism

A note before the reading: This entry is pure philosophy. Once I am able to better wrap my mind around some bewildering events that recently transpired with a certain someone, I’ll try to write about it. For now, there are … Continue reading

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Initial Thoughts on the Tao Te Ching

So in between crippling bouts of depression, I am reminded that I am still a philosopher with a job to do. As a result, I am doing my best to maintain a rigorous reading schedule, and to contemplate the literature … Continue reading

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Interesting ideas in the works…

So I know that my last post seems… Well, a lot like shaking a fist at the heavens as opposed to serious philosophical work. If that’s your view, you’re pretty much right on. I was a lot less drunk than … Continue reading

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Been gone a long time

Sorry for the really fucking long absence, everyone. Shit has been severely, severely fucked up for a while. It’s like a giant shit bomb went off, and every single thing in my life was covered in it. Yeah, I’ve been … Continue reading

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A Leviathan is the answer to Mid East turmoil?

Has anyone yet noticed the pattern of events in the Middle East? Surely some of us have read the daily news about the region over… well, however long they’ve been alive, and noticed something quite peculiar about the people who … Continue reading

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Music: Advice from the Universe, God, or just coincidence?

So I was listening to my iTunes collection today, and a song came on that I didn’t recognize. In fact, I doubt that I had even heard the song before that moment. It was by a band that I really … Continue reading

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