It’s that time of year again where I look back at the year and assess how it went and what I should do differently. It’s like that for most of us. I do think that’s a good thing. When considering what to change, however, I think it’s important to focus on spending more time with friends and alone and less time working and being “productive”.
I have become more sensitive to the needs of a quiet and reflective life over the year and thus have had a less productive one.
That’s something worth celebrating, I’d say.
Nonetheless, here’s a list, if you’re interested in some reads:
Don’t Follow Your Passions
Following your passions can be a fatal mistake that keeps you preoccupied and unfulfilled.
A Brief Case For Human Rights (A Response to Eric Posner)
The article The Case Against Human Rights by Eric Posner attempts to argue that the Universal Declaration of Human…
Positive & Negative Liberty: External vs. Intrinsic Restrictions
In this article, I will analyze Isaiah Berlin’s treatise, “Two Concepts of Liberty” and Charles Taylor’s essay, “What’s…
14 Quick Facts About Climate Change
“It is worse, much worse, than you think.” — David Wallace-Wells
Know Yourself: Reasons to Limit Social Media
When was the last time you sat down only with yourself not distracted by your Instagram Discovery feed?
John Rawls & Robert Nozick: Two Conceptions of Distributive Justice
In this blog post, I will compare & analyze John Rawls’ two essays, “A Kantian Conception of Equality” and…
Susan Mendus: American Values and a Defense of Feminism
In this blog post, I will analyze Susan Mendus’ treatise, “Losing the Faith: Feminism and Democracy.”
Privacy Rights & the Rise of Data Surveillance
In this blog post, I will discuss the difficulty of providing the basic fundamental right of privacy with the increase…
Universal Basic Income as a Response to Automation
“The future of work is vulnerable at best, chaotic at worst.” — Wendi S. Lazar and Nantiya Ruan
My LSD Trip: An Exploration Into The Experience of Altering Consciousness
Attention is your true source of wealth. — Sam Harris
On Comedy & Censorship: Is Ben Shapiro Right?
In a recent interview on the Impaulsive podcast with Jake Paul, Ben Shapiro tackles censorship, white supremacy, the…
Work & Feminism
Universal Basic Income has the potential to free “enslaved” women of their domestic lives by providing economic support…
On Effective Disagreement (How to Disagree Better)
The New York Times recently (Sept. 18th) released a video titled, How to Disagree Better, in promotion of the recently…
Penalizing Abortion in Morocco
In this blog post, I will relate socialist feminist and anarcha-feminist solutions to a recent case of abuse against a…
Plato & Courage (“Laches”)
I have been reading some of Plato’s writing and I wanted to take the time to briefly analyze Plato’s dialogue Laches…
The Kurds in Syria: My Uninteresting Opinion
Not that anyone is interested in what I have to say about the not-so-recent international crisis because of Trump’s…
On Killing: Exposing the Doctrine of Innocence
“The intentional killing of innocent humans is always wrong.”
Thomas Nagel on Distribution and Equality
“A moral view that gives no weight to the value of overall outcomes cannot be correct.” — Thomas Nagel
Social Constructivism: Are Gender & Sex Socially Constructed?
In this blog post, I will analyze Judith Butler’s treatise, Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions, and Fausto…
Anarcha-Feminism: Brief Thoughts
The aim of anarcha-feminism is, from the way I understand it, to dispose of patriarchal hierarchies by decentralizing…
Bell Hooks & Toxic Masculinity
My friend was recently discussing her past romantic relationships and how toxic they were. She expressed that she had…
Psychological Sex Differences
I could not help but feel as if Cordelia Fine is straw-manning the scientific understanding of biological sex…
Speech & Performance with Rebecca Kukla
In Performative Force, Convention, and Discursive Justice, Rebecca Kukla explores how gender affects speech in…
Foucault: Herculine Barbin (Intro)
You can disagree with Foucault on postmodern thinking and deconstructing history. But please consider what he has to…
Miranda Fricker on Hermeneutical Injustice
I will touch on Hermeneutical Injustice more in the near future but I wanted to briefly relate it to a personal…
Hermeneutical Injustice (Pt)
I have written about this briefly in my last blog post. But let me address it further because I find particular…
Hermeneutical Injustice: Pt2
I have previously discussed hermeneutical injustice and wanted to expand on Fricker’s analysis of differentiated…
Iris M. Young: Throwing Like a Girl
The question that concerns Iris Marion Young in her essay, Throwing Like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body…
Helen E. Longino & Guidelines for the Philosophy of Science on Sex
Let me briefly relay some of the guidelines Longino lays out in this blog post as I think they are useful to have on…
Kristie Dotson on Epistemic Violence (An Exposition of the Netflix Series, “Unbelievable”)
Kristie Dotson in her essay, Tracking Epistemic Violence, Tracking Practices of Silence, concerns herself with how…
Kristie Dotson on Ignorance in Epistemic Violence
I wanted to elaborate (previous article) on the concept of ignorance in epistemic violence discussed by Kristie Dotson…
On Tai Lopez: My Philosophical Reflection of California
I went to visit a friend who was in California, specifically Berkeley, in February, 2018.
Hermeneutical & Epistemic Injustices in “Unbelievable” (Netflix)
In this blog post, I will analyze the hermeneutical and epistemic injustices the protagonist of the series…
I hope I spend less time blogging next year and more time reflecting and resting. That is my resolution, believe it or not.
I hope the same comes to you!
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