My Journey to Define Philosophy

A few months ago, me and a friend were discussing a conversation we had had with another philosophically-inclined individual over the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service, Discord. From my poor memory, I recall his argument to be something like: “Numbers cannot be infinite, because numbers must correspond to objects in reality, but reality containsContinue reading “My Journey to Define Philosophy”

On the Death and Resurrection of Philosophy

I think that when we killed God, Philosophy too was struck down in grief. Is it any surprise that these two were tied together by fate, when the most famous philosopher concluded his most famous speech with the declaration “Now we go our separate ways. You to live, and me to die. Only God knowsContinue reading “On the Death and Resurrection of Philosophy”

First In-Person Discussion Night in 2 Years!

On March 30th, CUPS hosted the first in-person discussion night in over 2 years, led by Professor Hoyeck discussing Blade Runner 2049. It was a huge success with over 20 people in attendance, with snacks and coffee supplied by Happy Goat Coffee co. Professor Hoyeck started by leading students to go through a quick summaryContinue reading “First In-Person Discussion Night in 2 Years!”

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”

The Philosophical Insights of my Grandmother

On the 29th my maternal grandmother stopped over at my parent’s house to join us for a meal. She brought over a duck for us to eat. She also brought over insights that amount to nothing less than most important contribution to philosophy so far this century. I, happening to be vegetarian (a person whoContinue reading “The Philosophical Insights of my Grandmother”

LIFE, DEATH, AND THE BEAUTY WITHIN THE PAIN

The morbid wonder of Takato Yamamoto’s Heisei Aestheticism. On January 15, 1960, amidst the quiet hills and rolling waves of Japan’s Akita Prefecture, a still unknown Takato Yamamoto was born. It had been a turbulent road for Japan up until this point; a nation suffering still from the throes of the Second World War endedContinue reading “LIFE, DEATH, AND THE BEAUTY WITHIN THE PAIN”

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?”

Philosopher Spotlight: Spinoza, a Joyful Heretic

            Historically, the work of 17th century philosopher Baruch Spinoza (born Baruch Espinosa), evoked controversy. In 1656 he was excommunicated, or issued a “cherem”, from his Sephardic Jewish religious community on the basis of the “abominable heresies which he practiced and taught”.[i] The larger world of Christian Europe was no more pleased with him. InContinue reading “Philosopher Spotlight: Spinoza, a Joyful Heretic”

Problematic Intersections of Science and Everyday Language

It cannot be denied that science has gifted us all (well those of us with wealth anyways) many new ways to affirm our rights in the face of metaphysical indifference to them. Through science we have cured an immense number of diseases previously thought to be incurable, managed to develop fast acting international methods forContinue reading “Problematic Intersections of Science and Everyday Language”

A Realistic Day In the Life of a Philosophy Student

I am in my fourth year here at Carleton, and like many other students at this point, I have reached a new level of appreciating a good cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at night (keeping in mind the golden mean of Plato of course). I think I have aContinue reading “A Realistic Day In the Life of a Philosophy Student”