Ontology (tagged articles)
Unification of Mind, Matter, and Consciousness Through an Essence of Relation
Jacob Bell - In contemporary philosophy, the mind-body problem and the problem of consciousness are often viewed through the lens of physicalism, which claims that all that exists is physical. Physicalism in general, and reductive physicalism specifically, remain inadequate in... Keep Reading »
Divinity in the Disguise of Mental Illness in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury
Rebecca Berezin - The character of Benjy Compson from William Faulkner’s 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury is a mythic and Christ-like figure with the divine gift of prophecy rather than the retarded man-child that the other characters in the novel view him to be. To see the world... Keep Reading »
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Theistic Explanations of the Ontology of Consciousness
Rashad Rehman - Consciousness is a thought-provoking phenomenon. In recent decades, though, the philosophy of mind has revealed consciousness to be, in the words of Thomas Nagel, "what makes the mindbody problem intractable" (Nagel, 1979). Though consciousness has made the mind-body... Keep Reading »
Communicating Meaning in BioArt: The Temporal Strength of Living Media and the Impact of Longevity
Alex J. Maben - BioArt is a modern art-form born from the marriage of biotechnology and human inspiration. I argue that the longevity of the art pieces, referred to as BioArtworks, plays an essential role in communicating meaning. As living, breathing creatures, humans are designed... Keep Reading »
Was Spinoza a Kabbalist? The Influence of Jewish Mysticism in Book I of Ethics
Rocco A. Astore - Throughout philosophy’s history, some of its most prominent thinkers have drawn inspiration from sources outside of its canon. It is of my opinion that one of these philosophers, Spinoza, in the first book of his Ethics, borrowed elements of the Kabbalah, to... Keep Reading »
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