Death Note and Philosophy: Light Yagami and The Will To Power

Death Note is an astounding anime overflowing with moral controversy and existential ambiance. It follows the story of an incredibly intelligent, disinterested young man known as Light Yagami, who I will talk about almost exclusively (at least on this post :P). Light receives a power that gives him the ability to kill people using a notebook. […]

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Continental vs. Analytic

In the 20th century, the field of philosophy was under going some big changes. Science was playing a big role in the world and caused a big change here in America and in England. Other countries were rejecting this scientific view dividing the field of philosophy down the middle. This division amongst philosophers lead to a stylistic change in the way […]

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The Regress Argument tnemugrA ssergeR ehT

The regress argument (or the argument of infinite regress) is a philosophical concern held in epistemology. The worry follows from the structure that we use to arrive at justified beliefs, namely that every conclusion requires a premise. In other words, when you ask someone how he/she arrived at a given conclusion you expect them to […]

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The “Gamer” Tag

A couple months ago, I was with some of my English buddies and I used the word “ninja.” I did not use it as a noun, I used it as a verb–meaning “to steal,” saying something along the lines of “I totally ninja-ed that cupcake.” I gasped and covered my mouth. My gamer girl was […]

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Saw vs. Seen

I had a request to do “saw” and “seen.” Most people tend to inherently know when to say “seen” or “saw.” For example, I’m sure several of you know enough not to say “I seen that movie.” The issue comes in when people try to explain WHY they don’t say that. This post is to […]

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Cover Letter Tips

Ahhhh, cover letters. Everyone thinks they know the magical “right way” of making a cover letter, but really? There is no RIGHT way. Sure, there are some tips and tricks that may help you more than others, but ultimately–it depends on the job you’re applying for. A cover letter for a teaching gig will NOT […]

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RPGs vs. MMORPGs: A Quest to Find a Satisfying Ending

I was having a mini-discussion with my ex-co-lead from Warhammer Alliance about his new blog and a post he was working on, which discusses endings in various forms of media. Ironically enough, this is a topic I bitch about incessantly to my husband, particularly when we play MMOs. In an MMORPG, you are not the […]

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Skepticism?

Skepticism refers to a school of thought categorized by rational doubt. In philosophy, the type of skepticism usually referenced is epistemic skepticism, which is what we will focus on here. This consists in doubting that we have knowledge about the world; in fact, it can even be viewed as asserting that we can’t have knowledge […]

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(un)Enlightnened Philosophy has a New Author!

It has been some time since I’ve had the opportunity to write for you all and for that I apologize. With finals over and Christmas break here, I will have the opportunity to add more to the site. I also want to announce that a close friend of mine and fellow philosopher, Zack, has joined […]

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Kantian Ethics: Good Will, It’s Your Duty!

Ethics accounts for a huge category of philosophy. It’s related to the most contemporary of today’s dilemma’s: Politics, Morals, Rights, Religion; you name it and ethics probably has some role in it. Today, I’m going to overview a famous ethical theory by Immanuel Kant. So let’s take a look at (un)Enlightened Philosophy’s first post on […]

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