Philosophy in 500.

Philosophy in 500 #3 – The Categorical Imperative

Philosophy in 500 #3 – The Categorical Imperative What is the Categorical Imperative? The short answer is that it is a rule, formulated by Kant in Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals, that goes as follows “Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become… Continue reading Philosophy in 500 #3 – The Categorical Imperative

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The Underground Man and his struggle with post-enlightenment reason.

As a big fan of Russian literature (who isn't?), and Dostoevsky himself, I love reading and writing about the details of his work. Strangely, however, something that seemed fairly obvious to me, was lacking in research and academic discussion. The link between the Underground Man and the struggle with reason is either; a figment of… Continue reading The Underground Man and his struggle with post-enlightenment reason.

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Book Review #1 – Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

In many ways, there is little more to be said about this book than the eight word review on the front cover from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – “Everyone who eats flesh should read this book”. With all due respect to Hugh, though, that doesn’t make for an exciting post, so I’ll try to drag it out… Continue reading Book Review #1 – Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer