Jacques Derrida "Go there, where you cannot go, to the impossible, it is indeed the only way of coming or going." - Jacques Derrida
This quote comes from arguably one of the most well known philosophers of contemporary times, Jacques Derrida. Jacque
October 22, 2015
Immanuel Kant: What is Enlightenment?
The beginning of Kants essay reminds me of the clip of Cornell West we watched in
class. Kant and West both talk about the way people seem to mindlessly
October 29, 2015
Truth has remained one of the central sought after themes in philosophy for thousands of
years. The simple and very unsatisfactory definition of truth is the quality or state of bein
April 10, 2013
SPH 101 12-12:50
First Amendment Rights
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution has been debated since its
inception. Free speech is a fundamental right of every United States citizen and I believe should
be one of every human
PHL 101 AC02
April 24, 2013
Weekly Response Paper #10
Q: The subject of experience (mind, consciousness, brain) is nothing other than the brain.
Explain the meaning of this claim made by both neuroscientists and neurophilosophers. Discuss
critically the v
April 10, 2013
Weekly Reaction Paper #9
Q: Does Levinas's insistence on the idea of responsibility for the other -responsibility as
"proximity," as "awakening to the other" etc.- convince you of the spiritual character of ethics?
March 18, 2013
Weekly Response Paper #8
Q: Do works of art enable readers to live (affectively, ethically, intellectually, politically) better?
Under what conditions can we speak of enabling? Answer critically (critically, therefore, also,
March 6, 2013
Weekly Response Paper #7
Q: How is philosophy of language (analysis of frames, metaphors, concepts, speech acts etc.)
pragmatic? Explain, giving examples and references to either Lakoff or Wittgenstein or other
authors whose tex
February 27, 2013
Weekly Response Paper #6
Q: Do you believe that freedom, as sacrificial creativity, expresses most authentically the journey
of who one is? Evaluate critically Marcel's and Nietzsche's view on being creators of our lives.
PHL- 101 AC02
February 18, 2013
Weekly Response Paper #5
Q: Discuss critically Kant's political view of the relationship between emancipation/liberation
(enlightenment) and education.
Kant certainly views liberation and enlightenment as an inherently rela
February 13, 2013
Weekly Response Paper #4
Q: Do you view Boethius' work as (1) ethically formative, (2) too idealistic to actually be
formative, or (3) as an autobiography of mental resistance against suffering etc.? Discuss
truthfully and c
February 7, 2013
Weekly Response Paper #3
Q: For Epictetus, freedom is a practice. We need to practice what is up to us. What does it mean?
Does his view of freedom enrich our understanding of ethics? Reflect critically on these
January 30, 2013
Response Paper #2
Q: What is the relationship between the good, happiness and pleasure, according to Aristotle? Do
you agree with Aristotle's view? Explain.
In Nicomachean Ethics, Book I, Aristotle discusses the nature of goo
January 24, 2013
Weekly Response Paper 1
Q: In Euthyphro, we read about what piety is not, rather than what it is. Can such negative
knowledge be a source of learning? Reflect critically on this question while remaining fair to the
Andy Kunkel Intro to Philosophy
"Go there, where you cannot go, to the impossible, it is indeed the only way of coming or going".
Origin of Birth: El-Bair, Algeria. Birth: July 15, 1930. Death: Octob
Social value an impact of video games
Video games have become as pervasive an aspect of our society as television,
with many people spending more time playing video games than watching television.
There are many perspectives with which to gauge