SPOTLIGHT

THEORY

Social Contract Theory

By |February 1st, 2019|0 Comments

When you make an agreement of some significance (e.g., to rent an apartment, or join a gym, or divorce), you typically agree to certain terms: you sign a contract. This is for your benefit, and for the the other party’s benefit: everyone’s expectations are clear, as are the consequences of failing to meet those expectations.

Stoicism & the Destruction of Man

By |January 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Recently, the American Psychological Association (APA) took aim at “traditional masculinity” by, amongst other things, criticizing “stoicism” as one of its problematic characteristics (APA Guidelines 11). But the essence of stoicism, and our understanding of it, stems from a philosophy that is meant to allow the individual to reach their full potential as a human.

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PRACTICE

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JUSTICE

Lady Gaga and Moral Reasoning

By |November 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Lady Gaga rightly encourages us to respect and accept all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. But at this juncture Lady Gaga's thinking become problematic. Respecting and accepting all people doesn’t automatically also mean that we should accept and affirm all the behaviours of all people.

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ARTS & LETTERS

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