Month: April 2015

Cartesian Dualism

The 17th century French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes was a dualist rather than a monist. He argued that there are two fundamental principles that compose our world as opposed to just one. In the monist’s view there is only the physical, but in the dualist’s view there is the physical and also the non-physical.…

The Importance of Feminism

The empowerment of women must be taken seriously. If there are women out there who can do a better job than the men currently in power, those women should replace those men. Guaranteeing equal rights to everyone leads to a higher chance of the most talented individuals society has to offer being in the proper position to…

An Effective Democracy

Politics is a subject everyone has views on, but not many people know much about the subject. When it comes to deciding what’s best for their fellow citizens, people don’t feel obligated to study economics, history, or foreign policy. They take the same approach that Aristotle did on the, “Is the earth moving?” question. Aristotle…

Thoughts on Philosophy

I have hopes of being both a scientist and a philosopher. In my opinion, both subjects are an attempt to understand this world and how we stand in relation to it. Although humanity has yet to adopt the world view, it can at least expand our world view. This non-objective world view is the closest thing to reality or…