To what extent can moral dilemmas have right and wrong answers?
In this blog, I will investigate the metaethical notion of objectively ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ answers in reference to moral dilemmas. I will analyse the arguments against realism such as scepticism, moral disagreement, and cultural relativism, concluding that moral dilemmas have relative, not objective, answers. Ultimately, one’s answer to this question lies in the definition…Keep reading
The Insanity Defence: Is ‘Wrongness’ Legal or Moral?￼
‘Madness’ became a complete defence regarding criminal charges as early as the time of Edward III in the 14th Century. In the following centuries, prominent legal treatise shifted from the ‘knowledge of good or evil’ test, to the ‘wild beast test’ in the eighteenth century. Courts then settled on the M’Naghten rules in 1843,…Keep reading
What The 2022 Midterms Mean For And About America: An Historical Perspective
With the midterms all but over, many Americans who feared a red wave are justly rejoicing over this historic result. And, in the rejoicing, hot takes abound about what carried the day for the Democrats. There’s even a palpable hope that Trump and the MAGA movement may be done for. But there’s also the…Keep reading
Being Apolitical Is Not a Virtue
Everyone has probably heard someone say something along the lines of “I don’t care about politics,” “I’m not a political person,” or “I don’t know anything about politics, so I just stay out of it.” The totality of these sentiments reveals two things about America’s views of politics: one, they don’t know what “political”…Keep reading
Why You Should Vote
Why exactly should you vote in the midterm elections? It’s not because of the policy issues either Democrats or Republicans are pushing. It’s because of something much bigger than that.Keep reading
The Republic Must Come First: America’s Biggest Political Issue
With the American republic currently in great peril, the midterm elections have become mostly about the economy- with abortion rights, climate change, and guns trailing behind. I am here to tell you that none of these issues should be your top priority, and that it is a very bad sign that they have come…Keep reading
Conceptual Engineering: An Analysis
Following the layout of Haslanger’s newly revised gender concepts, I will be analysing her revision and revision of concepts in general. This will focus on the limits of revision such as continuity and hierarchy, before moving onto the arguments for the significance of conceptual engineering.Keep reading
Polymath Polycast Interview
I sat down with Dustin Miller to discuss the polymath lifestyle and self improvement. Links to audio and video below!Keep reading
For my dissertation during my philosophy undergraduate, I wrote about conceptual engineering (CE). CE is concerned with philosophy of language, specifically that of concepts. Get in touch with me for the full dissertation if you fancy a read! Hope you enjoy.Keep reading
Let’s Get Ethical Pt 3: War and Peace
‘Bella, horrida bella’ How can war ever be justified? Does a moral threshold that makes war acceptable exist? For the finale of my ethics series, I wanted to go out with a bang… see what I did there… Anyway, the ethics of war explores the moral limitations and ethical boundaries of conflict. It’s almost…Keep reading
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