Compatible Moral Asymmetry

At the center of the free will debate lies two paradoxical claims: We require free actions from the (deterministic) causal chain to be morally responsible. We require the causal chain to be effective for moral responsibility on our actions. (This is the final paper for PHIL75W, my favorite class ever). Supposing the first is not […]

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Markov Chains

A Markov Chain is simply a set of states and a set of probabilities describing where an entity in one state is likely to go the next step. It may help to think of the entity as you and the states as places you like to go, but this can also be applied on a […]

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A Case For Small Genitalia Sizes

In American society today, males place a lot of attention on the size of their genitals, with the term “Big [slang for male genitalia] Energy” as another way of saying masculinity. How paradoxical, considering the former is an inherent genetic trait adopted at conception, and the latter something that one can develop throughout a person’s […]

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If I only I could Have, I Would Have

The colossal problem of free will has captivated professional and amateur philosophers alike ever since the dawn of mankind, when we developed the capacity to ponder our identity and relation to the world. The problem is compelling because finding the balance between freedom and necessity is a question we all face, from planning our future […]

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World’s most excusable crimes

…are acts done in the name of love. TV, media, advertisements, social media, popularize the side of love that makes our fanatical minds sparkle, our dopamine rush and our hands rush to our wallets. We go as far as investing money and time to sculpt our bodies in otherwise nonsensical ways to increase the prospect […]

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Unsung Heroes of a Classroom

It’s time to give those who wave a hand in the air the proper respect they deserve. Even as elementary students, we’ve all been taught, “Please don’t hesitate to ask”, yet here students are in college, still hesitating to ask. As we grow up, the subtlety of the simple raising a hand in the air, […]

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