This time of the year, when lovers rejoice and cupid’s arrow is drawn, can also be a painful one for those left un-cuffed. Love is a tricky concept; often imagined as some sort of fantastical and mystical state of union with another, something that you will fall into the moment…


If nobody can agree on what someone has said, have they really said anything at all? In the realm of philosophical and theological texts, the answer is more or less yes. The boundless interpretations of the bible and Hegel should not undermine the depth and insight of such works.

But…


Some public intellectuals have suggested that discussing reality and truth entails a healthy skepticism when attempting any solutions or answers. Although such thinkers may be engaging in intellectually insightful and honest discourse, they fail to explicitly satisfy that which may have pushed them into the public arena to begin with…


Public intellectuals are a common feature of contemporary discourse. Leary, Lacan, Chomsky and Rand have all had their time in the spot-light, representing entire movements in public thought and political change. However, none of these figures lived in a time in which social media allowed for instantaneous communication and, thanks…


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Depending on where you live, you’re potentially looking at a dark and lonely winter of increased cases, depression, loneliness and pants-free conference calls. Unfortunately, mental health has been yet another antagonist of this global pandemic, evident in the rise of almost all mental issues since the beginning. The constant locking…


Philosophy and philosophers can be kinda depressing. Even the more hopeful theories and ideas still get to their conclusion with a healthy dose of sobering reality and pessimism. And then there’s pessimism itself, a branch of philosophy in which the conclusion is more or less “it is better to not…


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A Rational Guide To One Hell Of A Year

If you or a loved one is currently suffering from eco-anxiety, hopelessness, opiate addiction, social isolation, extremist political sentiment, or an absolute hatred for what humans have revealed themselves to be in times of crisis, you may be living in 2020.

Yes, it does suck that we are living through…


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The first few years of our existence are characterized by a wide range of activities, beliefs and commitments that are either inherited or thrust upon us. Rarely challenged to forge a path of our own, who we are becomes more or less the agglomeration of our environment and genetics.

Until…


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“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things” -Kurt Vonnegut

Quotes like this are nice but quickly fill us with a certain dread; the fact that we have, and will likely continue, to live for the future, attached to…

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