Jordan Peterson, Lobster Philosophy and the Limits of Individualism

This article is part of the Time Capsule 2020 project, click here to find out more. by Jessica Corne Am not I  A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?  The Fly, Blake (1794) A man dons a mask and his face grows to fit it   Shooting the Elephant, Orwell (1936)Continue reading “Jordan Peterson, Lobster Philosophy and the Limits of Individualism”

Science, Pseudoscience, and Psychoanalysis

By Joseph Alfon The word ‘pseudoscience’ conjures up images of close minded, dogmatic, near-crazy individuals. From flat-earthers to homeopaths, pseudoscientists are taken to be embodiments of ignorance, a reputation that is well earned. Without disputing this, I want to see whether we can find value in such pursuits as opposed to engaging in blanket condemnationContinue reading “Science, Pseudoscience, and Psychoanalysis”

How would we live if we lived forever?

Death is more than the sudden end of our subjective experience. It is also the promise that all of our actions and projects will one day fade into nothing- a gradual annihilation. We do not etch our names into the bedrock of the earth, we can only build sandcastles to be washed away in the coming tide. Action as the decisive, irrevocable, sole cause of change has never been possible.

Slouching Towards Love

by Jessica Corne Thanks to the internet, single people have become paralyzed by the conviction that dating is an act with as much significance and lasting value as a bowel movement. Through Tinder and Match we ask someone to fulfil our heart’s romantic notions, that intolerable itch for intimacy, for about three hours on aContinue reading “Slouching Towards Love”

When we are tired of compassion: how mental healthcare fails

by Alicia Lukman “A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.” Not only does desensitization occur upon witnessing atrocities, prolonged exposure to more mundane life-events can trigger similar responses. Mental health professionals, and more broadly, workers in the care sector, have reported being exhausted, irritable, and unable to concentrate on helpingContinue reading “When we are tired of compassion: how mental healthcare fails”