Culture and the Horizon of Reason

Dangerous Philosophy: Meaning of Life and William Joske
Dangerous philosophy makes us believe that life has meaning. This paper summarises William Joske's view on this question.
Hume Arguments for the Problem of Induction
This essays disuccses the problem of induction. Can we generalise individual observations to universal become laws?
The Influence of Mental Disorders on Personal Identity
People who behave significantly different from the norm are labelled with mental disorders - how does this influence their sense of personal identity?
David Hume’s Scepticism of the External World
This paper discusses the arguments from constancy and coherence and argues that they are not as irrational as David Hume makes them out to be.
Innate Ideas: Blank Slate or a Veined Block of Marble?
Is our mind at birth a blank slate or a veined block of marble? This essay discusses views on innate ideas by John Locke and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.
Friendship and Impartialist Ethics Friendship and Moral Intuition
Friendship and love are considered by most people as necessary aspects of a good life and this idea transcends different cultures and times.
An Ethical Relativism Example: Are Human Rights Universal?
Ethical relativism is the idea that ethics depends on cultural context. This article discusses an ethical relativism example.
The Web of Cultural Identity: How we are who we are
This paper argues that our identity and social structure are in a symbiosis, continuously feeding upon each other in a web of cultural identity.