leannefelton has written 6 posts for Philosophy 12

Is Democracy “Better” Than the Rest- Yasmeen and Leanne

Plato viewed democracy for its populism, which he believed was nothing more than majority ruling. In democracy, nothing can prevent the majority from punishing an indesirable minority. Regardless of whether modern democracies have protection in place to prevent them, they are still not always precise. Considering that representation is supposed to be about majority vote, … Continue reading

The Merchant of Venice- Leanne

“He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what’s his reason? I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with … Continue reading

Leanne- Abortion

I am one of those people who is rather neutral on many issues, but is strongly opinionated on others. Abortion is one of those. I do understand both sides of the argument and I can identify with those on each side, but I also believe that, on my side, the rewards outweigh the rest. I’m … Continue reading

Gilles Deleuze and His View of Reality- Leanne

The following blog post contains some of the most pretentious sounding sentences I have ever had the need to type. A thesaurus may have helped in terms of brevity, but it sounds much fancier this way so I intend to keep it as so. Gilles Deleuze’s owed his contributions to philosophy to his teachers and … Continue reading

Shedding Fallacy

My pet rabbit has been shedding a lot recently. It’s been going on for a couple of weeks. My brother observed this yesterday and asked me: “Why is the bunny shedding now? Wasn’t he shedding last week?” His logic was: The bunny was shedding last week. Therefore, the bunny cannot be shedding this week. This is … Continue reading

Particularly Good Finders

In A Very Potter Musical, (a fan-made musical based on the popular Harry Potter series,) the character Cedric Diggory says that Hufflepuffs (the students of Hogwarts sorted into Hufflepuff house) are particularly good finders (which is to say, good at finding things.) Hufflepuffs are particularly good finders. I am a Hufflepuff. Therefore, I am a … Continue reading