My Ethical Position Regarding Non-Human Life

My Ethical Position Regarding Non-Human Life

This paper defends my utilitarian perspective of moral standing and moral duties. I argue that the ultimate criterion for moral standing is the ability to experience pain since it is the only element that is intrinsically bad. Moral agents have a responsibility to minimize the average amount of pain experienced by all sentient beings.

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Thoughts on Work, Leisure, and Fulfillment

Thoughts on Work, Leisure, and Fulfillment

This passage declares that fulfillment derives from purpose, which is acquired through the long-term pursuit of self-improvement. Modern capitalism presents two primary devices that distract us from (and distort our notions of) meaningful work – entertainment and wage labor. Through the contemplation of work and leisure, this passage explores the nature of labor, exploitation, and fulfillment.

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The Revolutionary Life and Legacy of Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

The Revolutionary Life and Legacy of Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

My recent exploration of radical philosophers has brought me to the work of Emma Goldman; the influential anarchist writer who inspired a generation of radicals to reject hierarchical economic and governmental power structures. This article examines her fascinating autobiography, alongside the controversial legacy she left behind.

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Was Karl Marx Correct About the Future of Capitalism?

Was Karl Marx Correct About the Future of Capitalism?

Over 200 years after his birth, this article reflects on the challenges that Marx predicted would curse the future of capitalism – and why such predictions have or haven’t come true. In the process, we begin to understand not only the intricate mind of Karl Marx but the strengths and weaknesses of capitalism itself.

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A Cognitive Explanation for Prejudiced Behavior

A Cognitive Explanation for Prejudiced Behavior

This article uncovers the cognitive sources (specifically those buried within the subconscious) of prejudiced behavior. Through the analysis of prominent experiments and theories in social psychology, we can understand the relationship between human cognition, social identity, and prejudiced behavior.

 

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