Living in Canada is a privilege I enjoy by birthright, and which only exists as a privilege for me to the exclusion of others. How does this fact not squarely contradict my belief that all humans are equal? The more I think about it, the more the concepts of citizenship and borders seem to be …
Whose rights, bodies, and property are legally protected by the chivalrous class toting ’ladies first’ as a slogan? What hides subjugation as well as moralistic self-confidence? When do you decide to ignore the language and look at the structure instead?
Fascinating how cultural myths about professionalism, etiquette, and prestige can be so deeply internalized and embodied by people who fancy themselves as experts in deconstructing cultural myths.
Let’s rethink the ‘Unexamined life is not worth living’ mantra
Do not write off realism for its curmudgeonliness. There is no greater hope than the latent joy residing in the anguish of complete honesty. After all, even nihilism is nothing but a floating signifier and, in this respect, it is synonymous with meaning.
I will not measure or quantify the meaningfulness of my existence by the scale of its global influence.
Who is your ‘true self’? The ‘self’ who is doing the searching or the ‘self’ you’ll supposedly find?
Who has the right to claim independence? In the end, it boils down to having the support of other nations.
Reflections on Lucretius’ epic poem and his love of natural philosophy.
It’s funny how the smartest people tend to be the ones who agree with me.
We cannot talk about the prejudice of individuals without talking about the institutions of their society.
Is being curious the ideal way to live?
The merits and faults of political correctness are impossible to measure without accounting for the values we have already assumed.
The one-size-fits-all approach to justice is rooted in some deeply seated cultural assumptions.