Linguistics Article

Proper Names

Proper names have been hotly debated within the philosophy of language and linguistics. People, in their attempts to account for what proper names are, have constructed numerous theories; in fact, this debate can go all the way back to Mill’s theory of names. Within the modern times, there are two theories, namely, the descriptivist and causal chain theory. In this article, I discuss each theory. As well, I discuss John Searle’s critique of those theories, provide my own critique, and offer a new approach for the problem of proper names.

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Psychology Video

The Psychology Of Television

When we watch television, we experience, to some degree, an emersion into another world; a simulated social interaction, portrayed on a screen, seems to us quite real. But, we nevertheless notice a distinct anti-realism to it. When we watch, we can notice some portion of us that is not emerged into the narrative. Why so?

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Politics Video

You Don’t Get Political Centrism

There is a common misunderstanding about the nature of political centrism; that is, people believe centrism is the lack of belief, most fundamentally. I believe such a view of centrism is just wrong, the reasons for which I explain herein.

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Politics Video

In Favour Of Political Centrism

Political centrism has the highest probability to achieve its goals because it faces the least resistance from other views. And since the valuing of an ideology entails the valuing of an ability to achieve goals, it follows that one should be in favour of centrism.

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Psychology Video

NATURE VERSUS NUTURE: A False Dichotomy?

There are a few different ways to view the nature versus nurture debate. In this video, I discuss the three known ways to view it, and how two of these ways fail to bring about any fruitful conclusions. The nature versus nurture debate is not only a necessary debate, but it is a fruitful one.

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Law Video

Social Robots Deserve Legal Rights

Robots are becoming more and more human, especially those robots designed for human social interaction. Because of this people are becoming attached to these social robots, to the point where humans are projecting human qualities onto these robots. And since it would be inhumane for us to brutalize things which humans have begun to treat as equals, we need to extend legal protection to these social robots.

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Psychology Video

Your Irrational Fears Of A Transhumanist Future

There is a number of fears associated with the Transhumanist movement, of which are used to negate or reject the movement entirely. One of such fears the lack of conscious control over our action. I address this issue and demonstrate that it is indeed nothing more than an irrational fear.

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Politics Video

Robot Rights and Transhumanism

Transhumanism and robots will not only be a problem for social custom, but also our legal system. I herein talk about some of those issues in a general fashion, which I will eventually discuss in more detail at a later date.

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