Inquiries Journal - Online Academic Student Journal
The Perennial Perversion: Idolatrous Self-Worship in Brave New World
Adam H. Post - This literary analysis compares the spiritual landscape of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World against his nonfiction work, The Perennial Philosophy. In Brave New World, Huxley’s World State appears spiritually promising. It embeds self-transcendence and interconnectedness... Keep Reading »
The Role and Weaponization of Scientific 'Objectivity' in Gender Discourse and the Debate Over Transgender Rights
Esme I. Smithson Swain - The label of ‘science’ or ‘biology’ can become somewhat of a trump-card in excluding trans people from civil rights, because many scientific (and pseudo-scientific) opinions are weaponized during transgender rights debates. This paper will therefore... Keep Reading »
#ItsNotMyPeriod: Hashtag Activism's Challenge to Narratives of Menstrual Stigma
Jessie J. Liu - Perceptions of menstruation as a taboo subject have historically characterized Western and non-Western societies alike and persist today, both perpetuating harmful cultural understandings of women’s abilities and normalizing institutional practices that exacerbate... Keep Reading »
Unity in Virginia Woolf and Hannah Arendt: Creating Reality in the Insensitive and Inaccessible
Esteban A. Sanchez - Woolfian Scholars regularly denote the moments where Woolf’s characters feel inexplicably connected and inseparable from one another as representing the spiritual and mystic beliefs of their author. I want to reframe this notion, considering Woolf's moments of... Keep Reading »
Against Eco-Camp: Analyzing the Flaws of the Modern Climate Movement
Matthew Quintos - This interdisciplinary paper investigates the shortfalls and obstacles to success currently facing the climate movement, examining issues represented by the disconnect between policy and electoral politics, the hypocrisy and blatant indifference of nations and leaders... Keep Reading »
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