Where am I supposed to go, huh? Out there, I don’t stand a chance. I do in here.

Squid Game centres itself around Gi-hun, a divorced father, left impoverished after losing his job, and his bipolar relationship with gambling. Gi-hun’s altruistic nature, however, remains amidst this destitution- he helps Sae-byeok…


Overview

Early colonial production was sustained by the displacement of Indigenous peoples, and the transportation of convicts, which thus formed the basis of production. Workers could not own the land they worked, and were under the constant threat of eviction, forced to purchase expensive licenses, and denied voting rights. However…


Worker cooperatives are firms owned and self-managed by worker-members, wherein every worker-member participates in labour, planning, investment, and democratic governance. Despite the cyclical economic downturns present in the industrial capitalist economy, and notable instances of success in historical and contemporary climates, the model has failed to materialise as a mainstream…


As science is considered an objective endeavour, it is important to define how science is objective, whilst recognising the influences of values in observation. …


The nature of art often inclines one to make judgements concerning its value; however, how reliable is art in producing moral knowledge, amongst the aesthetic experience of artistic engagement? …


When does artistic or musical influence blur into plagiarism?

All artists have been influenced by other art in some capacity, however, when does influence become plagiarism? …


The Doctor | Luke Fildes | 1891

Coordination between states and pharmaceutical companies means that rapid rollout is seen as the only viability, yet supply is being fought for between the wealthiest nations, arranging purchase agreements prior to clinical trial results to unprecedented degrees. Pharmaceutical companies are, contrary to anti-vaccinationist conspiracy, unenthused to produce vaccines, as they…


At the End of the Day | Eduardo Rodríguez Calzado | 2018

The fundamental problem common to scientific explanations of phenomenal consciousness, beyond Cartesian dualism, is the ontological divide between objectivity and subjectivity, thus failing to make intelligible how a process of the brain, like consciousness, may possibly constitute a subjective phenomenon. …


New Planet | Konstantin Yuon | 1921

The egalitarian agenda must be contextualised within the pre-existing persisting inequalities, such that egalitarian policy must be able to account for these without justifying these inequalities in relation to meritocracy, nor be based in welfarism due to the implausibility of perfect preference satisfaction. …


Friedrich Nietzsche in the garden arbour at Naumburg | Curt Stoeving | 1894

Friedrich Nietzsche genealogically derives the slave-aristocratic morality distinction, and thus wages a ‘Campaign against Morality’ in response to the life-denying nature of slave morality, and morality itself. Slave morality has emerged through ‘Judeo-Christianity’, and may transform into nihilism upon the realisation of the ‘death of God’, that is, the erosion…

Melvin A. Kivinen

plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

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