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The Rift Between Idealist and Realist Philosophies

I find it useful to consider the difference, and different iterations, of idealist and realist positions so that we can contextualise the problems and issues that any particular iteration might be dealing with. 1,164 more words

German Idealism

Why Ethics Should Centralise Around Nature

Call me a misanthrope, but there isn’t one ethics that is universally valid. The Golden Rule, in all its forms, has proven time and time again to be problematic. 37 more words


To what was Kant referring in his use of the term ‘beauty’? How does it relate to his account of reason?

Within the Kantian system of metaphysical inquiry the term beauty is linked to aesthetic judgement. This is problematic as it forms an antinomy, in the sense that it allows us to “derive both a proposition and its negation from the same premise”1. 1,658 more words



When I was young and studying philosophy at Edinburgh University I remember becoming excited about the figurative use of prepositions; they seemed to crop up everywhere, openly and in disguise as Latin prefixes, in uses that clearly were not literal. 2,775 more words


Max Horkheimer "Η Μαζική κουλτούρα ως Τέχνη"

η αναδημοσίευση του αποσπάσματος έγινε από το egainst

Από το δοκίμιο “Τέχνη και Μαζική Κουλτούρα”, του Μαξ Χορκχάιμερ, σελ 49-57.

Ορισμένες φορές, στην ιστορία, η τέχνη συνδέθηκε στενά με άλλες λεωφόρους της κοινωνικής ζωής. 52 more words


Review: The Thing Itself, by Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts’s latest novel The Thing Itself begins with a reimagining of John Carpenter’s cult 1982 film The Thing, which was itself an adaptation of John W. 956 more words

Science Fiction

The sublime is limitless.

“It is the Land of Truth (enchanted name!), surrounded by a wide and stormy ocean, the true home of illusion, where many a fog bank and ice, that soon melts away, tempt us to believe in new lands, while constantly deceiving the adventurous mariner with vain hopes, and involving him in adventures which he can never leave, yet never bring to an end.” 587 more words