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Philosophy

Plato and Aristotle: What Is Evil?

April 5, 2021

Over the years, philosophers of great repute have had evolving views on what they perceive to be evil. From Plato’s earlier views of evil being a result of ignorance to Aristotle’s views on evil being an ‘unfortunate pathology’. They are united on thought though— it is tough for humans to change radically after a certain age. […]

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Classical Philosophy

Thrasymachus: A New Face of Evil

April 5, 2021

In his early writings, Plato depicted evil as an outcome of ignorance. With time, Plato’s views on evil became more complicated and his depiction of good and bad people became more radical. […]

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Classical Philosophy

Plato’s Reflections on Human Evil and Malice

April 5, 2021

In his dialogues on what he perceived to be evil, Plato has shared that that evil is a consequence of ignorance; that no one goes against their well-formed judgment, and that a well-formed judgment can never be truly evil. […]

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Philosophy

Gerrymandering in the United States

April 4, 2021

Every 10 years, the United States conducts a census in which the government counts how many people live in the United States. That number determines how many congressional districts that state should receive. The states legislatures then decide how to draw the lines for each of those districts. However, the redrawing of congressional district lines is a controversial issue. […]

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Philosophy

Congressional Campaigns in the United States

April 3, 2021

A lot of money is spent during congressional elections, and there are organizations that coordinate and manage the congressional campaigns before these elections. While sometimes the campaigns help a candidate win, at other times, they don’t. […]

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Philosophy

Congressional Elections in the United States

April 3, 2021

Elections play an important role in a democracy. In the United States, there are schedules set for elections for the House and the Senate. While all the seats are supposed to be up for grabs, there are many candidates who seek re-election and retain their seats. They have advantages over the challengers. However, lately there has been an increase in partisan loyalty. […]

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