Camus and Sartre were existentialist philosophers who had a political and personal falling out in the mid-20th century over an eerily similar approaching situation.

Camus (left) and Sartre (right)

To wildly dilute their spat, Sartre accepted the horrors perpetrated by the socialist governments of their time as a means to a better end — a classless communist utopia. For many interesting yet irrelevant reasons, Sartre believed the utopia possible and supported efforts toward that end, including heinous acts of violence. Camus vehemently disagreed for reasons that should seem evident to Western readers. Combine this with the history of anti-authoritarian movements, e.g., …

“Ego,” by Zuzana Ridzonova

Many variations of the term ego appear in several venues across academic discourse. In ethics, philosophers use psychological egoism to describe a moral system based on “fundamental self-interest.” The psychological egoist is not merely selfish as they would “argue that such behavioral strategies are ultimately self-defeating and, therefore, not reflective of our best self-interest.” Whether implicit or explicit, egotism is a central feature of pathological narcissism defined in part by excessive self-referential and self-aggrandizing behaviors. In developmental psychology, egocentrism is marked by the inability to differentiate one’s subjectivity from others and objective reality. …

Those who voted for Biden should be FOR an open recount in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nevada. It’s historically close, and there have been enough shenanigans (real or imagined) to enfranchise Trump and his voters to contest the validity of those results.

Illustrated | Library of Congress, iStock

If Democrats believe in equal treatment, they must admit that if the situation were flipped, Biden & his supporters would be fervently calling for a recount while Trump called them ‘cry baby losers’ or something to that effect.

If you want to be better than Trump, treat him better than you believe he’d treat you.

Plus, if…

Among the most notoriously inaccessible philosophers, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Hegel, and Kant are sure to top many lists. Because of his discursive writing style, neologisms, reliance on previous philosophers, and the sheer complexity of his analysis, Hagle tops mine. I must admit to not fully grasping the entirety of his canon (does anyone?). Still, I feel versed enough in his work to apply it to one of the most pressing yet elusive issues we face in America today: what’s next?

“What’s next?” has a few implications I’d first like to clarify. It implies;

  1. There is something currently proposed as the status…

Brady C. Malone

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