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Personal Essay by Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham Three years ago in my 10th grade English class I was given the assignment to write journal; writing a personal essay reminds of that assignment. I am often moved by the preciousness of time, a concept abundant in poetry, especially in Andrew Marvell’s poem “To his Coy Mistress.” This notion really made an impression on me when I was asked by my teacher back then to keep a daily journal....

Get Your Philosophy Fix with “Philosophers in Conversation”

By Samuel Phineas Upham Are you searching for a new book on philosophy? Why not a get to know the thinkers behind some of the most interesting philosophical theories and discussions of the 20th century? “Philosophers in Conversation: Interviews from the Harvard Review of Philosophy,” is a great introduction to contemporary philosophy for just about anyone interested in the subject including professionals in the...

A Summary of “Richard Rorty and the Ethics of Anti-Foundationalism”

By Samuel Phineas Upham I recently re-read the essay, “Richard Rorty and the Ethics of Anti-Foundationalism” by  Jon A. Levisohn, included in my book Space of Love and Garbage. Levisohn is Assistant Professor of Education and, by courtesy, Philosophy, at Brandeis University. This chapter is largely taken from the first chapter of his honors thesis at Harvard University, entitled Rorty, Relativism, and...