Included in Peter Singer’s book Ethics in the Real World is a short essay entitled The Ethical Cost of High-Price Art. The aim of the essay is to argue that the tens of millions of dollars spent on (especially) modern art is an unethical use of money, given that the purchase is not an investment … Continue reading Rather than Buying Art, Relieve Suffering: Peter Singer Tries Aesthetics?
In the recent CNN Townhall, young high school students conglomerated to question and express their concern to the NRA, United States Government, and others. Once NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch had her chance to speak, the following terms were frequently used: insane, monster, nuts, crazy, and madman. Much like Trump’s announcement on the matter, it has … Continue reading The March for Our Lives and the Fragility of Mental Health-Related Gun Violence Solutions
In the 2017 book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s project is to explain large-scale physics concepts to a general public. On page forty-five, Tyson derives a strange conclusion from a series of statements. We will take a look at the statements later, but the conclusion is as follows: After the laws … Continue reading Philosophy for People in a Hurry
In the midst of an argument, one might exclaim “We’re just arguing semantics.” This allegation expresses that the current disagreement has been reduced to a dispute over what the meanings of words and phrases are, rather than a dispute over concepts and facts. While arguing semantics is at times philosophically important, it is sometimes the … Continue reading Arguing the Semantics of Protest