Tag Archive: definitions

Sociologists’ Failure to Address Gender

Something that has irked me for a while is the apparent failure of sociologists to make inroads dispersing the distinction between ‘sex’ and ‘gender.’ As an alumnus (no, not alumni–that’s plural, and I… Continue reading

Degrees of Deception

Recently, my very learned Phenomenology and Existentialism professor appeared uncertain about whether intent was a necessary condition for lying. The answer seemed quite apparent to me–but I was a bit stunned that she… Continue reading

What is a Philosopher?

It’s simple to say that to some degree everyone is a philosopher. On some level this is true, for the easiest thing a philosopher can do is ask a question–Socrates loved asking questions.… Continue reading

Thoughts on Thoughts

I’ve come across the notion more than once that we think only to the extent our vocabulary affords us a range of concepts. This is a ludicrous assertion. I have no formal experience… Continue reading

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