Philosophy and Politics

Examples of Vice and Virtue

Breakfast cereal is an example of a delicious and sugary vice that is less harmful than many other vices. Merriam-Webster defines vice as: a moral depravity or corruption, a moral fault or failing, a habitual and usually trivial defect or shortcoming. A vice that is commonly referred to is smoking […]

What Is Collectivism?

Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel Brave New World is a collectivist nightmare. Collectivism, at its furthest extreme, strips an individual of his or her autonomy. At its most basic level, it is the prioritization of the group over the individual. In a sense, humans do indeed belong to one another. We […]

Do Boycotts Work?

It is probably important to consider whether or not boycotts are actually effective before joining the call for a boycott. It is also important to define the word effective, and to consider the potential philosophical deficiencies in boycotting a company. Nike, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and Home Depot are four major companies […]