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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....

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...

Dartmouth Study Reveals Information about Imagination

By Samuel Phineas Upham Have you ever wondered how human beings have the ability to create unique art, write fairytales, or come up ideas for new technology? A new study conducted by researchers from Dartmouth might shed some light on where human imagination comes from, e Science News reports. According to the article, the researchers have found proof of a “widespread neural network,” something that philosophers...

All We Need Is a Paradigm

By Samuel Phineas Upham Israel Kirzner is Professor Emeritus of Economics at New York University. He is written extensively on Austrian Economics. He also wrote an essay that was published in “All We Need Is a Paradigm,” a collection of essays published in 2009 by the Harvard Review of Philosophy. Israel Kirzner in his essay “Human Nature and the Character of Economic Science” traces the conception of the...

The Space of Love and Garbage

By Samuel Phineas Upham Gisela Striker is a contemporary philosopher whose work is featured in “The Space of Love and Garbage,” a collection of twenty of the most outstanding works from the Harvard Review of Philosophy. Gisela Striker has taught at the University of Göttingen, Columbia University, and the University of Cambridge. She now teaches ancient philosophy at Harvard. Her first published work was an...