The Selfish “-ism”

©1948 Harding College The Birth of Objectivism For those who don't recognize what the above video is, it is an example of post-war propaganda from the 1940's. During this period America was only a few years past the end of the Second World War, Europe was piecing itself together, and the Soviet Union's influence was … Continue reading The Selfish “-ism”

Justice as an Institution: Part One

Conceptualizing Justice "Those people who treat politics and morality separately will never understand either of them."  — Jean-Jacques Rousseau There are few concepts that have been more central to the realm of politics than the concept of justice.  Justice is at the heart of civilization's structure and is a nebulous notion that has arrested the minds … Continue reading Justice as an Institution: Part One

Sartre and Existentialism

Jean-Paul Sartre is one of the most, if not the most, familiar names in modern existentialism. Known mostly for his introductory work Existentialism is a Humanism and his principal work On Being and Nothingness; Jean-Paul Sartre's benefaction to the forum of existential philosophy cannot be understated. Much of what we understand to be existential thought, though commonly attributed … Continue reading Sartre and Existentialism