Why is the mere thought of watching a twisted deviant murdering innocent people less horrific than watching a sex scene in the same room as our parents? We demand that films come with a high saturation of violence, yet what rarely is shown is the forbidden sex scene. This being said, the “golden age of... Continue Reading →
In their debut gig on Monday, newly formed Melbourne alt-rock group Good Grief reminded the Bendigo Hotel what a grunge experience should really feel like.
How can desert be adapted to provide a fair conception of redistributive justice? Desert has proven to have somewhat of an awkward existence in philosophy in spite of the fact that desert claims remain relatively unquestioned in the private and public sphere. Within the private interactions of individuals, desert claims tend to dictate how those... Continue Reading →
There exists a deep and striking need to believe that we can solve the most troubling philosophical questions surrounding personal identity. Perhaps the reason behind the irrepressible urge to seek affirmation for a sustaining personal identity is one of survival.
The renowned sociologist Max Weber (1864 – 1920), coined the term rationalisation as a key process of modern society. Weber held that the “passion for bureaucratisation” and the “exclusive rule of bureaucratic life ideals” was a deep source of “despair” for those in modern life. Bureaucracy is a complex social invention that was mastered during... Continue Reading →
How do you know when a politician is lying? Their lips are moving. I’ve heard this joke more times than I can count.
As new forms of relationships are becoming more easily accepted, the sugar world is being thrust into the mainstream. It’s a warm afternoon and I’m sitting in Wholefoods, waiting to meet Lauren*. Lauren is a 19-year-old psychology student, and she’s also a part time ‘sugar baby’. She looks just like the photos on her profile,... Continue Reading →