May 2019 Quote of the Month

Life isn't fair? Then, make it fair!

April 2019 Quote of the Month

I am a socialist; of course I am a socialist. To hold a vision that society can be fundamentally different, to believe that all people can be equal - that is not a new idea. --Bernie Sanders

March 2019 Quote of the Month

"You asked me to teach you chess and I've done that. It's a useful mental exercise. And through the years, many thinkers have been fascinated by it. But I don't enjoy playing. Because it was a game that was born during a brutal age, when life counted for little, and everyone believed that some people were worth more than others. Kings and pawns. [...]Chess is just a game. Real people aren't pieces, and you can't assign more value to some of them than to others. Not to me, not to anyone. People are not a thing that you can sacrifice. The lesson is that anyone who looks on the world as if it was a game of chess deserves to lose." - Harold Finch, Person of Interest

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…

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On hiatus due to busy schedule and also for mental health

February Quote of the Month

"This circle was a temple which had been devoured by ancient fires, profaned by the miasmal jungle, and whose god no longer received the homage of men." -"Circular Ruins" by Jorge Luis Borges

[Repost] Arousal Dissonance: Why Rape is Always Rape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-q-tSHo9Ho&index=9&list=WL&t=758s

[Repost] Metaphysics and Homophobia

The most persistent forms of bigotry/intolerance are the ones who aren't as overt and comes in the form of microaggressions and exists when society excludes them from social and economic processes (think of Mr Norton from Invisible Man). It mentions in the video that some people, when confronted a subject of controversy like the existence of…

[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…

January 2019 Quote of the Month

An unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates, Apology

End-of-the-Year Internet Haul (2018-19)

Happy New Years y'all! This'll be a new series that I'll be starting. Basically, it's a compilation of all the cool websites, channels, etc. that I've found on the internet in the past year and want to share with you. I don't have a very long list this year since I only came up with…

Whitewashing: A Distortion (An Introduction)

Whitewash:a: to gloss over or cover up (such as vices or crimes)b: to exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of dataThis is the definition provided by Merriam-Webster and is the most suitable definition for this article.       White-washing is not a racially charged term despite its recent re-introduction with respect to…

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...