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 […]
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 […]
An unexamined life is not worth living.
– Socrates, Apology
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 […]
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 data This is the definition provided by Merriam-Webster and is […]
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.
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…
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 […]
Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.
To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.
To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.
To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen.
To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies.
To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.
-Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents (Earthseed, #2)