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Death and all his friends Akademia with Adam

Today’s column deals with the subject of death and dying. While I have not intended it to be so, I do warn that this...

Jewish thought in response to the Holocaust Akademia with Adam

There are some historical atrocities which are so detached from the core tenants of humanity that we wonder how they could ever have been...

Free speech: some conditions apply Akademia with Adam

The past year has seen colleges and universities throughout North America embroiled in debate regarding the matter of free speech. The issue of who...

Rage Against the (Experience) Machine

People, for the most part, enjoy being happy. It would hardly be contentious to claim that human beings are pleasure seeking creatures who pursue...

Objectification Akademia with Adam

Objectification is a catch-all term for a variety of practices, though it can be summarized as the reduction of individuals to objects. By reduction,...

Solipsism: Be mindful Akademia with Adam

Rene Descartes is responsible for one of philosophy’s most famous and parroted phrases. “Cogito ergo sum” or “I think, therefore I am” has been...

Words of the Absurd Akademia with Adam

Philosophy has long attempted to give a sense of meaning and direction to the experience of human existence. We are born, we acquire hopes,...

Morals: The more the merrier Akademia with Adam

This week, I faced the somewhat challenging task of writing a column with a connection to the holidays. As I sat in the Imprint...

Thus spoke Zarathustra Akademia with Adam

Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most talked about but least understood thinkers in modern philosophy. From angsty teenagers to literal Nazis, many have...

Back in my days: November 15

Back in my days on Nov. 15, 1956, Elvis Presley made his silver screen debut in the motion picture Love Me Tender, featuring the...