Philosophy Posts

I did an undergrad in philosophy, and then some courses in grad school, but I'm still just figuring out what it's all about. It's all too huge for a lifetime of study.

Existentialism
An Impressive Stupidity: On Sartre and Syria - existentialism, bad faith, Taoism, Sartre - 07/12
On Aggression: About Those Shootings - Freud, politics, responsibility, Sartre, virtue - 07/12
The Not-So-Awful Truth About Being Single - Sartre, existentialism, marriage - 01/13
An Unprecedented Emergency - Emmott, population, existentialism, environment - 06/13
On the Titanic and Tolstoy - climate change, death, environment, existentialism, virtue - 08/14
On Sublime Madness - Sartre, Hedges, class, revolution, activism - 05/15

Freud
- On Pleasure and Pain - Freud, Plato, happiness, death - 12/11
On God Our Invisible Parents - Freud, Plato, religion - 01/12
- On Community - prisoner's dilemma, Sinek, Freud, religion - 01/12
On How to be Happy - Freud, happiness, sex - 07/12
On Work and Love - Freud, love, work - 07/12
On Sex and Perversions - Freud, judgment, sex, virtue - 07/12
Climate Change as an Asteroid - Krugman, Haidt, Harrelson, Freud, money, environment - 01/13
On Smoking and the Illusion of Concern - smoking, Freud, Monbiot, politics - 07/13
On Ethos - a 2011 Documentary - Zinn, Harrelson, Chomsky, Freud, film, media, politics - 08/14
Has the Green Revolution Actually Arrived? - climate change, Freud, politics - 09/15
The Century of the Self: Psychoanalysis and Corporate Control - Freud, Bernays - 08/16
On Feelings - Freud, Beck, PTSD, fear, pain, memory, trauma, worry - 08/16
Swiss Army Man - friendship, Freud, film - 12/16

Montaigne
On Judging the Evilness of Others - Montaigne - 07/11
On Virtue and Intention - Montaigne, judgment, virtue, cruelty - 07/11
On Entertainment and Cruelty - Montaigne, virtue, mindlessness - 08/11
On Being Jack Layton - death, Montaigne, politics - 08/11
On Worry - Montaigne, parenting, Freud - 07/13

Stoicism
On A/C and Cars: Luxuries or Necessities? - Roberts, cycling, death, Seneca, environment - 07/12
A Stoic Resurgence - Seneca, Buddhism, CBT, Epictetus, Stoics - 01/13
On Stoic Environmentalism - Epictetus, environment - 11/13
What's a Mother to Do? - Epictetus, parenting, walking, hardship - 06/14
On Desires and Commodities - death, suicide, Epictetus, mental health, cycling - 12/15

Epicurus
On Addictive Pleasures and the Fear of Death - Greenblatt, Plato, Epicurus, Lucretius - 08/12
Faith that the End is Near - Bland, Epicurus, happiness, environment, community - 07/13

Taoism
Doing What We Do in an Honourable Way - Butterfly Hill - 02/10
On House Cleaning - my house, Taoism - 08/11
A Crisis of Environmentalist Faith - Altman, Taoism, politics, virtue - 01/13
Following Your Dreams or Living an Illusion? - Robinson, Taoism, teaching - 03/13
The Tao of Environmentalism - Taoism, Elliott-Buckley, Harper, Carlin, Plato - 01/14

Jesus
Suffer Not the God-Fearing LGBTQ - Jesus, judgment, prejudice, religion - 08/12
- On Saying "Merry Christmas!" - Jesus, religion, ritual virtue, free speech - 12/13
Further to York University's Discrimination Issues - religion, sexism, Jesus, teaching - 01/14

Thoreau
On Monbiot's Manifesto - Thoreau, environment - 07/13

Plato
On Nuclear Power - Plato, environment, politics, Waterloo, Rubin - 07/12
On Education, Stress, and Success - Plato, educational system - 02/13
On Liberty and Death - Plato, environment, aesthetics, politics - 07/13
On Measuring Well - Plato, Protagoras, environment, teaching, virtue - 06/15

Aristotle
Animal Testing: What's wrong with education this time? - Aristotle, educational system - 05/13
On Acting Nice - Aristotle, free speech, mental health, pop psych - 12/14
On Friendships of Utility not Virtue - Aristotle, ethical dilemmas, friends - 07/15

Hume
On Kindness - Hume - 07/11
Moving Beyond the Rational - Ford, CCPA, Fraser Institute, Hume, Hitchens, Blair - 11/13

Russell
On a Four-Hour Workday - Russell, Elliott-Buckley, Marx, work - 08/13
On Bertrand Russell's The Conquest of Happiness - Russell, philosophy - 06/17

Rousseau
On Educational Reform - Rousseau, Montessori, Robinson, teaching - 02/12

Marx
Inequality for All - Reich, Steinbeck, Marx, Oliver, LeGuin, money, politics - 11/14
Avoiding the Lesser of Two Evils - Hedges, Stein, activism, Marx - 06/16
On Social Control in Universities - Hedges, Nussbaum, Peterson, Marx - 12/16

Aesthetics
The Subjectivity of Taste - Marcotte, aesthetics, prejudice
A Work-Out Rant - aesthetics, media
On Alain de Bottom on Art Galleries - aesthetics, deBotton, philosophy
On Self-Obsession and Self-Hatred - aesthetics, body image

Feminism
On Sex Ed, Double Standards, and the Red Herring of Consent - deBeauvoir,
                  Schophenhauer, philosophy, feminism, gender, sex ed, teaching
OITNB - economics, ethical dilemma, feminism
On Being an Ally - Dolezal, economics, environment, feminism, teaching, prejudice
- On bell hooks - feminism, de Beauvoir, Chomsky, Indigenous

An Assortment:
- Middle Class Guilt - Thoreau, Epicurus - 02/10
- On Friendship - Montaigne, Seneca, Aristotle, friends - 07/11
- On Eckhart Tolle and Mindfulness - Montaigne, pop psych, mindfulness - 07/11
- On Good Role Models - Norway shooting, Montaigne, Aristotle, judgment - 08/11
- On Mindfulness - Thich Nhat Hanh, Montaigne, Tolstoy, Taoism - 08/11
- On Fear - Montaigne, Epicurus, Kaufman - 08/11
- A Meander Through Summer Viewing - films, death, existentialism, Montaigne - 08/11
- The Aesthetic as a Route to Meaningfulness - Woody Allen, Montaigne, existentialism -09/11
- On the Ethics of Wealth - Thoreau, Feldman, Diogenes, Epicurus, Montaigne, Jesus -07/12
- On Finding Meaning Through Love - Ferry, Freud, Montaigne, Plato, death, religion - 08/12
- On Gun Control and Coping with Death - Montaigne, Epictetus, Epicurus, Seneca, politics - 12/12
On Boredom - Seneca, Aurelius, Sartre, teaching - 04/13
- Humans: Too Invasive or Two Compassionate to Survive - Epictetus, Epicurus, Matrix - 05/13
- On John Stuart Mill, Free Speech, and Climate Change - Chomsky, Epictetus, Epicurus - 11/13
- 2013 Ideas in Review - Chomsky, Epictetus, Marx, Montaigne, Taoism - 01/14
- On Our Continued Sexual Repression - Montaigne, sexual ethics, Freud, mental health - 01/14
- On Fear of the Worst Thing and First-World Anxiety - Locke, Stossell, mental health - 01/14
- The Moral Imperative of Revolt - Hedges, C-51, Canada, Epicurus, Marx, activism - 05/15
- On Achievement and Death and Stuff - cycling, boredom, Epicurus, Montaigne, Nietzsche - 09/15
- On the Philosophy of Mr. Money Moustache - Epicurus, Stoicism, money - 03/17


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