Is Pain Only in the Mind?

Overview

Immanuel Kant in his Critique of Pure Reason drafted the idea that space and time are inscrutably mental constructs. Pain is commonly conceived as being something that has an ontology in the senses: the sense of pain is the same as the affect. Furthermore, pain is commonly considered to be…

One Small Step for Kin Selection

Kin Vs Group Selection

In One Giant Leap: How Insects Achieved Altruism and Colonial Life, Edward O. Wilson makes the case for eusociality emerging as a form of group selection, rather than kin selection. For eusociality to emerge, group members must exhibit a willingness for “collateral altruism, which is behavior benefiting others at the…

Discussing pain without painfulness, the gift nobody wants.

It is intuitively thought that the affective state of pain, and the sensory component, are conjoined phenomenon. From everyday experience, it sounds unqualifiedly right, all of our experiences align with this conception. I touch my stove, and I get a seamless sensory and affective experience. …

How Hemingway incorporates Feminism.

The Sun Also Rises is a novel written by Hemingway to address The Lost Generation, or the cultural malaise that followed World War I. However, much of the tension of the book is due to loss of belief not in Western culture but in gender roles.

Hemingway’s Take On Feminism

Brett charges into this…

Cultural Tiredness

The River to The Sea

Ernest Hemingway wrote prominently about “The Lost Generation”. The Lost Generation refers to those directly involved in World War I and left thereafter in disarray and a sense of a lack of purpose. This very commonly occurs to those who have one unifying objective that cuts across society, and that…

Can Machines Do It? A Fictive Account

He walked into the patient’s room, which was expansive, something he wasn’t used to. Faux wood floors sounded beneath him as he walked. He could see tile flooring through the cracked bathroom door. The patient lay in her bed on the other side of the room past an open curtain…

Brandon Long

Writes about science, politics, philosophy, and the spaces that separates us as as species — and occasionally in story form.

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