Labour’s taxing for Nozick

On Monday the Labour party announced that there were going to tax 45p in every pound of people who earn £80,000 or more per year. It is their method for attempting to ‘save’ the NHS, you can read about it in an article from the Independent here . Although I could dedicate a whole post to…

Modernity, the Self, and the Modern Selfie

The condition of self-consciousness, of being reflectively aware of one’s identity and actions, has been a repeatedly documented aspect of human experience throughout history. Self-representation in the poetry of the Renaissance court, for example, or the aesthetic endeavours of eighteenth-century portraiture, certainly attest to this. However, as theorists of postmodernism argue, self-consciousness has never before…

Using my powers of deduction…or is it induction?

Mill’s methods of induction are a descriptive method for discovering causes, which means causation is described in observational terms. When following the methods you arrive at a conclusion when there is a universal relationship between antecedent and consequent. The Method of Agreement eliminates one possible cause because it is absent where the effect is not…