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10 Apr 2024

Unscharfe Grenzen - Ulrich Pardey (2002) - Sand's Society : a navigating between Individuality and Collective cohesion

Text commentary - 5 pages - Philosophy

At the crossroads of practical philosophical thought and introspective quest, Ulrich Padrey's work Unscharfe Grenzen, and more precisely the quotation that comes from it, offer a fascinating insight into the profound relationship between the individual and the collective. He is interested in...

16 Mar 2024

Thought and Motion - Henri Bergson (1889) - Is it possible that the conceptions of things cannot be imposed as universal?

Text commentary - 3 pages - Philosophy

In his work "La pensée et le mouvant" (Thought and Motion), Henri Bergson deals with the subject of art and develops its principal function, which constitutes the generic theme of the text before us. The author asserts that artists have the power to transcribe the things of nature and of the...

24 Oct 2021

Poor Man's Guardian, no. 72, 27 (October 1832) - what are the political stakes linked to the Reform Act and how can we understand the place of the media in the organization of power in the United Kingdom during this period?

Text commentary - 2 pages - Philosophy

The Representation of the People Act 1832 brought about important changes in the exchange between British institutions during the 19th century and allowed for the disappearance of small districts or access to the right to vote for a certain number of individuals such as small landowners. The Act...

06 Oct 2021

Lifeboat Earth Famine (Onora O'Neill, 2016), Famine, Affluence, and Morality (Peter Singer, 1972) - The moral obligation to act against hunger and poverty

Text commentary - 5 pages - Philosophy

Hunger and poverty have been a consistent problem for humanity. While the majority of humanity agrees that hunger and poverty are atrocious, the degree to which we are morally obligated to interfere is debatable. I will be examining two philosophers' papers, both that argue we are morally...