As long as I can remember South Africa has always been a country simmering with unrest. Protests turning violent in South Africa is nothing new, in fact they became so frequent and volatile that in 2008 professor Mike Hough, University of Pretoria, published a paper in the South African Journal of Military Studies accessing the… Continue reading South Africa’s Violent Protests
From Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Longinus to Mazzoni and the present, the idea that art can serve a function is old. That art could inform people’s virtues, morals, spur them to civic duty, heroism, transport them, connect them with God (the transcendental) and even bring them consolation in times of difficulty. This idea is not… Continue reading Sucker Album Review and General Comments on Society
In moral philosophy to be an impartialist means you believe that people should be treated fairly and equally without bias or prejudice. You would be inclined to believe that we should treat people this way in all situations. This is very appealing since it speaks to our desire for justice and fairness. The impartialist understands… Continue reading The Impartialist vs the Partialist
I have been thinking for a while about the nature of loneliness. Obviously being lonely isn’t being alone, people can be alone and not be lonely. People can also be lonely in a group of people. So, what is it to be lonely? My experience of being lonely around people came to me with my… Continue reading What is it to be lonley?
Buckley, Canadian commentator who runs the YouTube channel A Dose of Buckley, has pointed out something which I hadn’t really noticed until now. In his video Miley vs Taylor and Sex vs Violence he asks why we tolerate violence more than we do sex. It is not like someone has died from someone walking into… Continue reading Sex vs Violence
This is my list of the best five books I have read this year. The books in this list don’t necessarily have to be released this year but I would have to have read them this year. Some of the books in this list I reviewed right here and some I didn’t. I have read… Continue reading Top 5 Best Books of the Year
I overheard an argument a couple of weeks back that made me want to write this stupid post in turn. Basically, the guy was saying that people shouldn’t be angry at corporations for caring only about profit and the government isn’t better either. The corporations want to make more and more money and the government… Continue reading Self-interest vs Selfishness: They aren’t the same thing and here is why.