Category Archives: History

Is 2017 Going to be Better?

With 2016 dying off and 2017 already starting, I’ve already been bombarded with a couple big deaths that happened in the New Year. Moreover, I’m also getting news about upcoming political challenges for the upcoming Trump Administration. But wasn’t this … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Feb. 23, 2015)

Gender Are you a slut? History The original Monopoly game was made to condemn monopolies. Love Some interesting facts about love from the latest research.  Good thing a philosopher has taken the time to investigate this stuff. I mentioned before … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rebel by Albert Camus, Part IV and V: Art and the Meridian

Since Part IV was really short, I decided to do Parts IV and V together on this blog. Part IV: Rebellion and Art “Art is the activity that exalts and denies simultaneously” (p. 253).  What does this mean?  The artist … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rebel by Albert Camus, Part III: Historical Rebellion

Part III: Historical Rebellion At this point, Camus wants to give a more detailed analysis of rebels in history.  At the same time, he also wants to show what the difference is between rebellions and revolutions.  I would suggest that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rebel by Albert Camus, Part II: Metaphysical Rebellion

Part II: Metaphysical Rebellion What is metaphysical rebellion?  Just like the slave rebels against the slave because the slave is rebelling against the constraints of the situation, the metaphysical rebel is doing the same thing.  He’s rebelling against the creation, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rebel by Albert Camus, Part I: The Rebel

This really isn’t a book review per se, but since this is a challenging book, this review is more for myself.  It’s a restatement of Camus’ arguments and my own two cents.  So this will be a combination of a … Continue reading

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Unmarried to Each Other

There’s some interesting movements, books, and articles about how being unmarried to each other is the new social action.  I applaud this movement, mainly because it’s an expression of freedom.  Moreover, marriage is an evolving idea that has shifted the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein

Recall Hurricane Katrina.  It was a disastrous moment that put people into shock.  Everyone was disoriented and confused in that situation.  But now imagine someone having the idea that this is the perfect opportunity to implement a new system.  Now … Continue reading

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The 20 “Most Important” Philosophers of the Pre-Modern Era

Voted by 531 philosophers: 1. Plato (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices) 2. Aristotle loses to Plato by 231–229 3. Socrates loses to Plato by 366–81, loses to Aristotle by 356–122 4. Aquinas loses to Plato by 447–37, … Continue reading

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Tea Parties On April 15th

So today is tax day and many Americans are rallying around waters to rebel against the government by planning a tea party.  Supposedly, it’s supposed to copy the Boston Tea Party before the Revolutionary War.  To me, this is ridiculous.  … Continue reading

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