Moral Contexts vs. Immoral Contexts

As we all know by now, context is important to our moral judgements. We usually cannot know what a morally right or wrong action is without examining context, and an action that is morally right in one context may be wrong in another and vice-versa. Usually, in these cases what I'm talking about is a… Continue reading Moral Contexts vs. Immoral Contexts

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Consent & Power Dynamics

Welcome back to your regularly scheduled Moral Guillotines: where everything is terrible all the time! Oh wait, that's just this planet. Whoops. So, in the past I've delved a little into what I termed "sexthics," but today I wanted to get more specific. In particular, I want to talk about something that some people (read:… Continue reading Consent & Power Dynamics

The Marketplace of Ideas

Last week was a downer (sorry guys). But the world keeps on turning, and I keep on writing, so here we are again. In the past, I've talked about aspects of freedom of speech, and the possible consequences of shunning certain speech. *Which, by the way, when someone shuns your speech or disallows you a… Continue reading The Marketplace of Ideas

When the Whole World is Drowning

So, the world is a trashfire. I mean, it seems like its been that way for a while, but in recent weeks the flames just keep getting hotter and closer to home. It seems like people are caring less and less about morality, and less and less about each other. Hannah Arednt wrote about the… Continue reading When the Whole World is Drowning

The Problem of Consequences

Our understanding of morality often comes out of certain intuitions that we have, but this is problematic when our intuitions differ, or when we are not actually aware of what our true intuitions are. Some of these problems can be solved by the  field of moral psychology, where empirical studies are undertaken to attempt to… Continue reading The Problem of Consequences

Ethics of Language

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post that touched on some LGTBQ+ issues, and used terminology like bisexual and pansexual. I used them interchangeably because many people believe they are interchangeable, and that the definition of bisexual is attracted to two or more genders, while pansexual means that you are attracted to people regardless… Continue reading Ethics of Language

What Women Owe to Men

Literally nothing. The end. (But I'm going to engage anyways, so read on.) ~~~~ *Trigger Warning*: This blog made me feel creepy all over just writing it. Please take care of yourselves and don't engage if you can't. I won't mind. ~~~~ There's been a lot of talk recently in the wake of the Toronto… Continue reading What Women Owe to Men

Sexual Orientation & Technology

I am queer. I am an openly bi/pansexual woman, though due to my current relationship I pass as straight. My sexual orientation is important to me, and I feel incredibly lucky that I am aware of it despite society's heteronormativity because it gives me the ability to appreciate the romantic and sexual potential of all… Continue reading Sexual Orientation & Technology

Making Philosophy Accessible

Welcome, all. Today's post is going to be a little different from what you're used to, because today I am not going to teach you about philosophy. Instead, I'm going to talk about what philosophers can do to make philosophy accessible to non-academics. Why? Because I think philosophy is important, and because I think the… Continue reading Making Philosophy Accessible

Rights Talk and Oppression

In the past, I've discussed different conceptions of "rights"- what rights mean, how they conflict, and how sometimes rights look and talk like rights, but when you dig a little deeper they become murky not-quite-rights. Ours is a world of conflict, and the world of rights talk reflects that, so today I'm going to talk… Continue reading Rights Talk and Oppression