Category: Philosophy

The Rights of the Individual

I recently saw these words shared on a meme from the Young Americans for Liberty’s Facebook page. “A license is what you get when the government steals your rights away from you and then sells them back.” I couldn’t disagree more. A license is what allows society to know that the individual in question is…

Become a yeasayer!

I often find musicians have an aversion to pop music. Many condone the highly produced aspect of it. Having played in a few bands in high school, I have not often been met with a congenial attitude towards my appreciation for Ke$ha. Not only do musicians wish to avoid listening to this type of music, but…

Art

Art is how we express the human experience, and it can cover the entire range of human emotions. It should also be appreciated for this fact, for when one appreciates art, one is appreciating the totality of mankind. I like happy songs, and sad songs. I like happy endings, and sad endings. I like simple paintings,…

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.…