Intellectual Aperitifs

Campus Commentary

On November 11th, former Ohio Governor John Kasich came to speak at Davidson. I was very interested to see how the event played out, as the republican Kasich would presumably be speaking to a largely democratic crowd. Perhaps due to…

IDENTITY

This image related to Humes because we often talk about identity, and how it can feel like it is slipping away. To me, this girl’s image dissipating into pixilation encapsulated the feeling of one’s fleeting identity. The girl pictured here…

Heaven On A Hard Drive: Voltaire Response

This short story, that I wrote, builds off Voltaire’s existential ideas expressed in Candide, which we read during Sapere Aude. Dr. Robb discussed how “Candide” is a direct response to Gottfried Leibniz’s idea of “the best of all possible world”…

Blog Post Unit 2

For me, Fanon’s Black Skin White Masks seems like it was a controversial text in its time (1950s) because it was one of the first texts to view philosophy from the lens of marginalized groups. Philosophers, and specifically existentialists like…

Blog Post Unit 3

In tandem, Gourevich and Sontag are able to highlight the importance of studying and understanding horrific events throughout history; the Sontag reading helps explain the value of Gourevich’s writing on the Rwandan genocide. Not only did the Gourevich book inform…

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