Longform: Zhuangzi’s Conception of Self in Pursuit of the Way

By Harisan Nasir Introduction In this essay, I will attempt to answer a simple yet profound question: What does Zhuangzi believe to be the ‘self’? Firstly, we must ask whether Zhuangzi even believes in a ‘self’. Some have drawn parallels between Zhuangzi and early modern philosophers. Some philosophers. One uncontroversial interpretation of one of those … Continue reading Longform: Zhuangzi’s Conception of Self in Pursuit of the Way

Essay: Bad Words

By Shalom Chalson Introduction  Slurs are expressions that demean or insult. Debate regarding the offensiveness of slurs has produced three theories of slurs: semantic, pragmatic, and prohibitionist. In this essay, I will attempt to argue that Combinatorial Externalism (CE), a semantic theory, offers the best explanation for the offensiveness of slurs. I believe this to … Continue reading Essay: Bad Words