Philosophy Essay: Against Representation

Throughout much of our study and development of human cognition and its replication in the various forms of artificial intelligence, there has been an underlying assumption from which we have based our work...

[Repost] Bias in Medicine

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Symbolic Logic: Conditional/Indirect Proofs and Proving Theorems

Hey guys! So, this time, we're going look at other methods we can use to construct proofs when just deriving from the premises isn't enough. Conditional Proof (CP) The setup: Basically, you use this method when the conclusion or a part of the conclusion you want is a conditional. This makes it so you assume…

Symbolic Logic: 10 Replacement Rules

This is part two of our little intro to Symbolic Logic. We're going to expand our repertoire of rules we can employ in our proofs. These rules are all about putting logic statements into an alternative form. A lot of these rules will be familiar as they're used in mathematics. One of the differences between…

Symbolic Logic: 8 Basic Inference Rules

Hi y'all! So, if you're computer science majors/philosophy major/etc., you probably have to take this class in college. I love this stuff because it's very procedural and the proofs they give for you to solve are like puzzles and puzzles are super fun. Today, we're gonna look at the 8 basic rules and then we'll…

[Repost] How Dark Patterns Trick You Online

In this modern age, companies have more access than ever to their consumers. If you've heard about how businesses are built to psychologically encourage shoppers to spend more, then this is the online version of that. As you watch this video, think about the hundreds of emails that clutter a secondary email account and your…

Plato’s Republic Books IV-IX: An Analysis Essay

There is much to be learned from the great thinkers of the past. Studying the thousands-years old writings of Plato, we explore what the ideal civilisation is made of and what justice is. In doing so, there are lessons uncovered that casts a different light on the state of affairs today.

Plato’s Republic Books I-IV: An Analysis Essay

In the Republic, three types of good are described; the good practised for its own sake, the good practised for its consequences and the ultimate good that is practised both for its own sake and for its consequences (Book 1, 357b-d). The discussion of justice starts off with Glaucon’s account of justice where he explains why justice is a necessary good that people only practice begrudgingly for its consequences. First, he establishes that to suffer injustice at the hands of others is an evil that no one is willing to suffer while to commit injustice benefits the unjust. He argues that justice...

Plato’s Apology, Crito and Phaedo: An Analysis Essay

Hey y'all. Here I am again recycling old content I wrote for school. If y'all ever have the chance to take philosophy classes in college, take them! Even though a lot of the ideas and beliefs that were the basis of the philosophies of the olden times have been proven false or incorrect now, it…

[Poem] Bound

An extension of the June Quote of the Month. Xiao Mei lives to see the dawn of the day. The hues of brisk yellow match her skin like Chardonnay. “Be a doctor or lawyer,” both of her parents say. “It’s not like artists make money anyway.” Michael is Michael because Mwenye was too hard to…

To the Class of 2018: A Conceit

I remember the very first time I met the Future. I was six years old, and he made his presence known to me when he approached me to ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And I told him, “A princess.” And then I changed my answer to, “An archaeologist.” But…

Castigation or Correction: The Aftereffect of Our Prisons | A Research Paper

As history has progressed, mankind has had to develop factors that contributed specifically to the functionality of their society. One of the most prominent factors has been the addition of laws which set boundaries for the civilization as a whole. However, when laws are broken there must be some reinforcement that emphasizes the authority of…

My Raw Thoughts on College and A Career

“Raw” as in, “I wrote this in twenty minutes”. No edits. Nothing. This brings up a topic I briefly touched on in one of my other articles, A Growing Standard: Student Apathy, in which I introduced the “exhausted professional”, someone that works solely for the tokens that come with it. I once had this view, and…

A Backwards Relationship: Parasitic Parents

par·a·site     

/ˈperəˌsīt/
 
noun
1. an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense
2. a person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return

There are many family dynamics and each family is unique. There are no perfect families and no way to make any family perfect. However, though all families will have some problems, there are some that harbor toxic, nigh-unshakable parasites -- the ones with the most power in the family: the parents.

[A Repost] On Nagging | A Video

Usually, when we want to change someone else and have been met with a brick wall or an otherwise unsympathetic ear, we resort to nagging which not only turns off the other person more but also gives them a sense that they are being falsely accused or wrongly punished. This video helps explain the results…