Clickbait on the YouTube platform has been heavily contested within the community. However, for some, this has reached the realm of unacceptability as it has been applied to content discussing mental health. This sentiment was recently raised in a JackMaate video, Laurence McKenna on the Problem of Mental Health. Within the video, there are falseContinue reading “The Ethics of Mental Health on Youtube”
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Is Science a Dogma? A Response.
In today’s modern age, we accept scientific knowledge without question. However, this has been objected to by Rana, who argues that the fallibility of science means that we should not take it as certain, and accept that knowledge is fallible. This essay will explore this and lead to the conclusion that Rana is indeed correctContinue reading “Is Science a Dogma? A Response.”
What it Means to be a Civilised Society: A Response
Umair Haque wrote an article called “What it Means to be a Civilised Society”. In it he argues that dignity and human rights can cure violence, creating a civilised society. While he is partially correct, this essay will examine problems with this account. It will then look at the Paradox of Intolerance and generate aContinue reading “What it Means to be a Civilised Society: A Response”
Philosopher’s Boxing Ring: Hume vs Paley
IntroductionPaley’s design argument argues for the existence of a wondrous God from the design elements of the universe. However, many years before Paley wrote his design argument, Hume wrote a series of criticisms against it. This essay will explore the debate between Paley and Hume and demonstrate why Paley’s design argument fails.Paley’s Argument From DesignContinue reading “Philosopher’s Boxing Ring: Hume vs Paley”
How does VR provide justification to the "Brain in the Vat" hypothesis?
Scepticism about the external world is an idea which is begrudgingly acknowledged within philosophy; it seems to absurd to suggest that there is no external world, yet it cannot be refuted. This gives rise to the “Brain in the Vat” hypothesis, which suggests that there may be no external world. Instead, the sensations presented toContinue reading “How does VR provide justification to the "Brain in the Vat" hypothesis?”