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After the Dark Review

After the Dark is a philosophy film that causes the viewer to think and challenges presuppositions. The film takes place on the last day of a philosophy class in Jakarta where the instructor, Mr. 962 more words


Weekend Funnies: 1

Happy weekend all. I don’t know about you, but this week has been HELL.

To celebrate, I thought I would share some of my really terrible art. 106 more words

Thought experiments: scientific parallels

I’ll be giving a controversial paper at two conferences: the American Political Science Association (Sept 1-4, in Philadelphia), and the European Consortium on Political Research (Sept 7-10, in… 329 more words


Rene Descartes, Cartesian Dualism and “I Think, Therefore I Am”

“Cogito ergo sum” or, “I am thinking, therefore I exist” or, “I think, therefore I am” are some of the most famous phrases in western philosophy, but where did they come from? 722 more words

Philosophical Idea

Thought Experiment - Plato's Cave

Arguably one of the most famous passages in western philosophy, Plato’s allegory of the cave is described in book 7 of The Republic. The thought experiment goes like this: 1,071 more words

Anthony Whitehead

Thought Experiment - John Locke's Sock

In the late first century a Greek writer, by the name of Plutarch, put forth an idea for a thought experiment – Plutarch asked the question: If an object were to have all of it’s components replaced, would it still fundamentally be the same object? 359 more words

Anthony Whitehead

Meanwhile, in a parallel universe...

Have you ever heard people commenting on ageing in a casual conversation? It happens more often than not. According to my personal observations, ageing and money are two topics among the most likely ones to turn up in a casual conversation (if not… 620 more words