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
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
‘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
DEATH – The world is enough to make one feel gloomy as if the sky is covered by dark clouds bereft of silver linings. But what is death? What happens when one dies? What is it about death that gives us the above feeling? According to my experience, we fear Death. We fear it…Keep reading
Family, Food, and Faith I have to admit that I am often hesitant to read the autobiographical works of great men, for I find it off-putting to see their awareness of their own greatness (e.g. Caesar). Gandhi starts his work by vowing to be humble. No disrespect to him, but I was a bit…Keep reading
Normative ethics is the second branch of ethics, investigating how we morally act and ought to act. This ranges from discussion concerning murder and assault, to cheating on your girlfriend (naughty naughty). This is distinct from metaethics (my previous blog) in that normative ethics examines the standards and criteria of actions, according to different…Keep reading
Have you ever used a word, with multiple meanings, and it’s been taken the wrong way? I thought so. Where do words come from, and how? There is more to our dictionary than a list of words, so welcome to a snapshot of Darwin’s approach to linguistic evolution.Keep reading
Podcast Link “The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying, “This is mine”, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.” – Rousseau Every society must justify its inequalities. But, before we get to that, I want to let you know…Keep reading
If I ask you today what shaped you? Your most instinctive answer would be ‘my past’. In short, our present individual life is determined by our past history. Very similarly, the human society with all its manifestations in terms of polity, culture, economy, science is a product of our past. We are forever shaped…Keep reading
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