Similarities Between Philosophy and Law

There are many similarities between Philosophy and Law as faculties of knowledge. I would go as far as to say that studying Philosophy might prepare someone for studying and practicing law and other work in social justice. I think that since Philosophy is about uncovering the nature of things, of all things, it enables theContinue reading “Similarities Between Philosophy and Law”

Why Does Algorithmic Data Collection Make Us Anxious?

By Emily Carr                    Looking back into history, the existence of algorithmic marketing techniques trace back to the earliest types of media platforms. Back before digital algorithms, certain flyers would be posted in certain neighbourhoods and not in others, and advertisements for certain kinds of goods or services would appear in certain genres of newspaper. TheContinue reading “Why Does Algorithmic Data Collection Make Us Anxious?”

Philosophy in Europe with Carleton’s Joshua Shepherd

By: Emily Carr Doctor Joshua Shepherd is one of Carleton’s Philosophy professors currently away on sabbatical this semester (Fall 2022). Back home in Ottawa, you might find Shepherd teaching undergraduate Philosophy courses that synchronize cognitive studies and philosophy (such as PHIL 1301: Mind, World and Knowledge or PHIL 2550: Moral Psychology). Shepherd first discovered hisContinue reading “Philosophy in Europe with Carleton’s Joshua Shepherd”

The Philosophy of Books & Libraries With Carleton’s Larry Thompson

Larry Thompson has had a home at Carleton University since he studied English Literature in an undergraduate degree between 1983-1987, that is, “Back when Dunton Tower was called the ‘Arts Tower’” (Thompson). On campus, Thompson’s worldviews were challenged by literary and Philosophical texts presented by his professors and the MacOdrum Library shelves. After this, heContinue reading “The Philosophy of Books & Libraries With Carleton’s Larry Thompson”

Cognitive Philosophy, Reality and Literature With Carleton’s Donald Beecher

Donald Beecher made it all the way from sunny California to Carleton University’s English department. Here on campus, Beecher is a professor for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as a writer, editor and translator, and philosophical thinker. As an experienced editor and translator of early literary texts, Beecher has published a variety of worksContinue reading “Cognitive Philosophy, Reality and Literature With Carleton’s Donald Beecher”