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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...

Philosophers vs. Zombies Akademia with Adam

Every now and again, philosophers like to get together to create and destroy zombies. Sadly, but inevitably, this is not nearly as cool as...

Induction invalidated Akademia with Adam

Seeing is believing - a common phrase that seems to be based on a common principle. If we observe something often enough can we not...

Stoics of the Painted Porch Akademia with Adam

In today’s parlance, a “stoic” is an individual who displays little emotion; we might also call such a person “cold” or “robotic”. But the...

The Ship of Theseus Problem Akademia with Adam

Imagine a large wooden ship. The type you would see in a movie complete with rowing chain gangs, a carven figurehead, and a huge sail....

Fast philosophy: An intro to free will

Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes we fail to hand in assignments, mess up on a first date, or choose to major in electrical engineering. It’s...