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My philosophy essays and articles. Some of the articles may no longer represent my current views and exist here as a record.

Moral Epistemology – can we ground moral knowledge?

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Moral epistemology is concerned, like epistemology, with the justification of beliefs. In particular - moral beliefs. Unlike many beliefs, moral beliefs are not cognitively...

Defending Deontological Egoism

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Ethical egoism is typically regarded with disdain and often rejected in ethicist circles. Some ethicists have attempted to reform the philosophy into a more...

Assessing the Divine Command Theory

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Divine Command Theory (DCT) is an assertion that morality is dependent on God. The theory has been classified into three main strands: Prudential, Theoretical...

Comparing Leo Straus and Wendy Brown’s Political Philosophy

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Leo Strauss and Wendy Brown both wrote on the topic of politics at vastly different times. Strauss wrote much earlier, publishing the article in...

Identity, Memory and Virtual-Reality in PT Logos’ Warnings from the Future

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(Featured Image found here https://davidjrodger.wordpress.com/) Major Spoilers for Science Fiction Short Stories: Warnings from the Future, Cyberpunk Series I by PT Logos Good science fiction presents speculation and evokes questions....

Social Isolation and Evil in Camus’ The Plague 

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The Plague (Originally called: La Peste) was written by Albert Camus (1913-1960) and originally published in 1947. The story, written as a chronicle by...

Plato’s Condemnation of Rhetoric in Gorgias

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Plato in his Gorgias seeks to accomplish multiple tasks. This essay will be focusing on the first, that being the condemnation of rhetoric and...