[Repost] The Philosophy of Watchmen (HBO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et7zq7QLCfk "Who watches the watchmen?"

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] Opulence

https://youtu.be/jD-PbF3ywGo

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] 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…

January 2019 Quote of the Month

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

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…

October 2017 Quote of the Month

"I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give." - Diogenes

The Ultimate Logical Loophole: The Devil’s Proof

Out of all the potential fallacies and blind corners that logical systems of thought often make, the most frustrating is the occurrence of what is called The Devil's Proof. With this, anyone can claim the outrageous and lay waste to scientific research and logic. To put it simply, the Devil's Proof is the fact that…

The Power of One and How to Make Wormholes

One is a magic number. It is probably the first number we learn and in learning it, it opens up a whole new world. However, there is more to one than just the first number we use to count. It is the beginning of everything and it denotes individualism and uniqueness. One is one step…

To Be or Not to Be… Is It?

Sadly for Hamlet, the answer isn't so simple. The question is what does it even mean to be? Now, this isn't supposed to be a philosophical post--in fact, it's a scientific one. Heck, why can't it be both at the same time? Let's start off with the famous tree-in-the-forest. If a tree falls in the forest and…

Silent Judges

This the first of my neo-surrealistic style works. I only draw in graphite and so far, I've found it good enough for what I'm drawing. This was back when I first began drawing so you can see quite clearly that the concept wasn't very well executed. In any case, you see the barrel of a…