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Megan & Emily – The Forerunner of Justice and Foundation of Democracy

“…public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is … Continue reading

Megan- Magical Realism

I was introduced to magical realism last year through the work of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, famously the author of the award-winning novel 100 Years of Solitude. It’s a striking and impactful book… But it’s also not the one I will be talking about, at this moment. This did, however, open doorways to me, into … Continue reading

Megan: Designer Babies

If you had the choice to prevent your future child from being born with certain fatal diseases, would you do it? What about disabilities? What about their gender? What if you could even choose their eye colour? In-vitro fertilization, the process of fertilizing human eggs outside of the body and then implanting them back into … Continue reading

Philip K. Dick- Megan

“I wonder out loud if it is real, and I wonder out loud if all of us are real.” I’m going to bend rules slightly because the philosopher I chose to study is not technically a philosopher in profession. He’s a writer. However, as we discussed in class, the definition of a philosopher is related … Continue reading

The Instrumentalist View – Toren, Megan, Derek

The Instrumentalists believe fundamentally, that there is no objective truth we can reach. Nothing can be proved true or false and so a black and white answer is unreachable. Since a theory can’t be judged upon its inherent truth, Instrumentalists believe that value of a theory can be judged on how well it explains the … Continue reading

Megan: Story Part 3 of 4

I don’t really like talking to Madison because she’s not as refined as I am- She’s in here for attacking her husband. Stupid. Don’t get married. That’s stupid. She’s stupid. But I talk to her today because I’m bored and she’s bored and we’ve run out of lines on the wall to count. We don’t … Continue reading

Megan: The Importance of Stories

I have been putting off writing this blog post for longer than I should have- distracted, ultimately, by all the things I would rather be doing. It’s not as if I do not enjoy philosophising immensely, far from it; it’s simply that I’d rather be writing other things at this particular moment in time. And … Continue reading

Megan: A Philosophy in Stories

They were close friends, without ever having spoken a word. They met daily, coming together beneath the shade of the towering oak, the only tree still standing in the park near both of their homes. She was a young girl who questioned the world with her eyes, and he an old man who had lived … Continue reading

Scientific Philosophy Group Headings

This week we will be attempting to respond to the question, Is Science Objective? through a variety of lenses. Read up on the links below to help us in choosing our groups for this course of study. The Objectivity of Science Chris Price Postmodernism Kristina, Daniel & Leanne Philosophy of Deutsch Richard and Greg Thomas Kuhn Daniel Guide … Continue reading

Cycle 1: September – January 2012-13

Most Viewed Posts Nicholas: Utilitarianism, Do the Ends Justify the Means? Math Class Logic – Emily Idealism and Pragmatism – Derek & Jonathan John Locke – Steph Aristotle’s Hylomorphism – Derek W Burj Khalifa – Inspiring Morality (maybe) – Jonathan Most Commented Posts Nature? What Nature? Daniel – Teh Internetz John Locke Zoe: Batman is On the Internet WWJD – What Would Juno … Continue reading