The Right to Bear Arms – Is This a Necessary Freedom?

The right to bear arms is the right of the people to have their arms for their own defence. It is a right which many see as ‘American’ since it is a hot topic of debate there, but it has been described by philosophers such as Aristotle, Cicero, and John Locke; writing way before this…

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Presentism and Eternalism: Two Philosophical Theories of Time

Presentism is a theory in philosophy which says that the only events and objects which exist are those that exist in the present. So, only things which exist now, right now, really exist. It is a theory which focuses on the temporal present; that is, things existing in the present moment. It is not a theory…

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The Illusion of the Self

No one really doubts that there is a self. In our day to day lives, it always appears that there is an ‘I’ who is thinking, perceiving, and interacting with the world. Even the language we use assumes that there is a self – a distinct, separate entity – which exists. When we talk to…

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Can Capital Punishment Ever Be Justified?

There are some crimes which are so vile, and so evil, that many think they warrant the punishment of death. In the cases of serial rapists, serial murderers, and serial child abusers, these are people who have destroyed the lives of many, and who seem to be immune to rehabilitation. Many argue that these types…

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