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  • Kent Prion
    Published about 8 hours ago
    On Hegel, Marx & Du Bois

    On Hegel, Marx & Du Bois

    Though all three of our philosophers see self-conscious thought as impacted by our social position, their particular way of expressing this varies. In the case of Hegel, he exemplifies his ideas with what is now called the Master-Slave Dialectic. In this piece, Hegel argues that when two individuals meet one another, a battle ensues between the parties to see who will become subservient to the other (who will become the master and who will become the slave to the master). In this process, the master establishes his self-conscious by imposing himself upon the slave, who in turn establishes his own self-conscious through his subservience to the master. However, one finds a paradox immediately in the idea of establishing a self-consciousness in relation to the subservience of one to himself - and on the other hand, establishing a self-consciousness in relation to being subservient to the other - as the self-conscious of an object necessarily implies some awareness of self, as a subject, which is separate from the perceived object. Hegel is aware of this contradiction, and so requires that a change in the relationship between master and slave must take place. He does so by stating that the
  • Sam Hazelwood
    Published about 13 hours ago
    Peruvian Mining and Its Connection to the International Economy

    Peruvian Mining and Its Connection to the International Economy

    There are three key issues to look at when examining the Peruvian mining case. The first issue is the violence, conflict, frustration and poverty of created by the mining practices of certain mining companies. Their policies then create a climate of violence, conflict, poverty and frustration because they refuse to listen to the local populations demands. The second issue taking place in Peru is the increasing violations of human rights by the mining companies and their private security forces. The last issue brought is the question whether or not the industry will be viable in the future with metal prices falling.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published a day ago
    Oliver Stone Discusses JFK and Nixon and the Jacob Burns Film Center
  • Maria Parsheva
    Published a day ago
    Stairway to Micro-Heaven

    Stairway to Micro-Heaven

    When it comes to the "poor and huddled masses" in terms of taxes, education, and healthcare all political candidates just wanna do is slap a bandaid on it. Slappin that bandaid and skiddadle on your way now! Never have I ever heard any of our lovely politicians speak about microfinance and the role it may play in aiding the poor on climbing out of darkness.
  • Kate O'Callaghan
    Published 2 days ago
    Animal Welfare Act 2006: Simplified.

    Animal Welfare Act 2006: Simplified.

    Having studied animal welfare for 5 years, the Animal Welfare Act 2006 is a piece of UK legislation that I am more than familiar with. However, it has taken a few of those years to gain an understanding of what everything means. Therefore, I am writing up a simplified version using simple language to help others who may be questioning the legality of others actions.
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 3 days ago
    What's Next for Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie?

    What's Next for Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie?

    It has been only a few days since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from being senior members of the royal family, but there are already some plans in place for their future.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published 3 days ago
    Movie Review: 'La Leyenda Negra' A Cry in Black and White

    Movie Review: 'La Leyenda Negra' A Cry in Black and White

    Aleteia (Monica Betencourt) is hanging onto her American dream but just barely as the powers that be in Washington D.C keep threatening more and more of her existence. Aleteia has become radicalized in the war on immigrants, not just because she herself could be adversely affected, but because she believes in the power of a revolution.
  • Ashlee :)
    Published 3 days ago
    A Waste of a World

    A Waste of a World

    Our world produces 3.5 million tons of plastic waste a day, and that doesn't include any other kind of waste. The average American produces around 6 pounds of trash a day. There is approximately 15 billion tons of trash in our oceans and only 14% of the oceans ecosystems are undamaged. These facts are scary and there are plenty of other facts about how we are killing our planet. As a young person, seeing how destroyed our planet is already and how so few are doing something about it makes me wonder if there is any hope for us to restore it.
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 3 days ago
    Game Changes 2020

    Game Changes 2020

    Democrats Change Rules in Caucus States