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Sensitivity and Deductive Closure

This is the term paper that I wrote for my class PH2243 Epistemology. Only the introduction, the conclusion, and the list of works cited are posted here. 500 more words

Academic Writing

Love's Bond | Robert Nozick

In “Love’s Bond,” Robert Nozick makes several fantastic claims and redefines words whose connotations are different for everyone. Some of his claims border on gross generalizations, but all of them are rooted in the following premise: what all types of love have in common is that the other person’s well-being becomes our own. 641 more words

Critical Reflections

The Doomed Moralists

I recently had the opportunity to sample The Partially Examined Life’s Robert Nozick episode and IQsquared’s Karl Marx discussion. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become less and less amenable to both Nozick’s libertarianism and Marx’s, well, Marxism. 1,498 more words


Key Texts: Allen Buchanan, "Distributive Justice and Legitimate Expectations."

In this article, Allen Buchanan offers a provocative critique of Rawls’ difference principle (DP), according to which social and economic inequalities ought to be arranged so as to benefit the worst off. 769 more words

Two Tuesday Quotes: Rawls and Nozick

Yes, I know it’s Wednesday but it occurred to me late last night how much I missed doing this. Now that I’m reading more often the exposure to thinkers, and their quotes, has been expanded. 1,033 more words


Pokemon Go, Augmented Reality and the Future of Technology

In 1974, the philosopher Robert Nozick came up with the idea of an ‘experience machine’, a thought experiment which involved the following situation:

Suppose there was an experience machine that would give you any experience you desired.

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