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ideology
  • May 21, 2019
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Universal ideology?

Some thoughts that have been brewing in my head for a while. I want to write them down, partly to help myself articulate my thoughts, but also to see if netizens have anything interesting to say. — Politics and the way the world is organised (i.e. into nation states) are inherently nationalistic. However, the biggest […]

baby-hitler
  • November 30, 2015

The Ethics of Killing Baby Hitler

The New York Times’ question to its reader: would you kill baby Hitler if you could? I am on the ‘no’ camp because I reckon Hitler is merely a product of his time, what with Germany going through its worst ever economic slump. If not Hitler, it will be someone else. Nonetheless, still an interesting ethical […]

consciousness
  • April 4, 2011

The Hard Problem

Why do we feel the way we do? How is feeling related to consciousness? What is the origin of our conscious mind? Is reality merely a perception? Where does consciousness reside? Do we have a soul? Do you see red the way I do? How are cognitive experience linked to our construction of what is […]