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The philosophy major’s critique

Gavin Victor, Columnist

November 7, 2019

Just about the only thing that philosophers can agree upon is something like this: “studying philosophy is valuable and important.” A painter would likely say the same thing, as would a police officer. They, though, have no grounds to extend this preference to anyone but themselves, because people ...

Another Opinion on Bystander Intervention

India Flinchum, Columnist

November 9, 2017

Social justice advocates have argued for decades over the extent to which bystanders are responsible for intervening in acts of injustice. Indeed, an individual’s definition of “injustice” may vary according to his or her culture and values, but there is undoubtedly a universal feeling of unease t...

Don’t Stay True to Yourself

Harry Kelso, Columnist

October 22, 2017

Maybe you shouldn’t be true to who you are. When someone says you’re wonderful the way you are or to never change, it sounds uplifting. It’s a confirmation that someone finds us valuable, that we’re purposeful. Purpose is what drives us to forge ahead in life. And it seems like we all have a...

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