A Collection of Writings

  • Heidegger on the Destruction of the History of Being and Critique on Descartes

     “The elaboration of the question of being must therefore receive its directive to inquire into its own history from the most proper ontological se...
  • Locke’s Theory of Knowledge and Criticism on Cartesian Extension

    The Cartesian view holds that the essence of matter is extension, that extension is the essence of body. Locke, on the other hand, strongly opposed this concept and argues that body and extension are two distinct ideas.
  • Hegel’s Contradictory Claim on Freedom

    Hegel believes that the law of the State is the epitome of humanity. I would argue that the individual is never truly free, due to the fact that, by nature, humanity is subjugated to the basic needs of survival, let alone the conformities of the State. 
  • Hume and How the General Foundations of Morals are Found in the Passions of Humanity, and Where Happiness is Found in Social Nature

    Hume believes that the general foundations of morals are found within the sentiments of humanity and within our social nature. Our morality then, recognized through initial feeling, then developed through the praise or blame of others. 
  • On Kant’s Theory of Radical Evil

    Here I hope to accomplish a thorough explanation of Kant’s account of radical evil, to deconstruct its application to human nature, and to discuss my interpretations in regards to Kant’s investigation. 
  • Marx’s Alienation and the Understanding of Human Nature

    According to Marx, alienation is the result of the submission of individual will towards a power where individual will is given freely under the societal conformities and constraints to and of capitalism. It is through these discussions of alienation that Marx is able to reveal his understanding of human nature.
  • Is Ethics Analytic?

    I believe ethics to lean towards being synthetic (or a posteriori) because what one regards as ethical or not, how one may believe morality to be, does not initially derive from extensive logic or reasoning. I believe that what is thought to be ethical is innate within us and is therefore felt before it is thoroughly reflected upon as right or wrong. Ethics is synthetic.
  • Wittgenstein’s Beetle in a Box Analogy and his Investigation of Pain

    Wittgenstein’s Beetle in a Box is an analogy he introduces as he investigates the individual experience of pain. By comparing the idea of the beetle to the sense of pain, Wittgenstein is able to show that, even though one cannot fathom how someone else’s sense of pain can compare to their own, the experience can still be shared and understood  — or at least recognized —  through conversations and public language.
  • Dun Scotus on Virtue and Moral Goodness

    The more one practises their virtues, the more their right reason accustoms to its standards, resulting in the individual’s actions to be morally good. As both Aristotle and Scotus have come to agree, virtue is moral habit; and as moral habit, as a virtue, is practised, the more moral goodness is recognized in the individual, and the more their right reason grows to take after that very same virtue and moral goodness
  • Institutionalized Racism in Canada’s Educational System

    The foundations of Canada’s educational system was built on the colonization, exploitation and genocide of its Indigenous people. The institutionalized racism and classism that has been historically present in Canada’s systems are not just found within the State’s educational structure, but also throughout its government and its policies, it’s healthcare system, it’s justice system, and it’s local and global markets.