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Does more advanced technology lead to greater freedom? Michel Foucault characterizes the modern world as a decidedly less free place than in previous eras.

As evidence for his claim, he points to the rise of disciplinary technologies (collectively called “biopower”) which are designed to encourage subservience and conformity in the…

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Mandatory arrest laws ostensibly exist to protect victims of violence. They are designed to send the message that domestic violence is intolerable and will result in immediate consequences. While mandatory arrest laws seem to have been born of good intentions, in practice, they often have negative results. …

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“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”

- Edward Morgan Forster

While we’re trying to decide what’s “right” or “wrong,” or learning how to be better people, we’re usually left with complicated questions.

Philosophers use thought experiments to communicate complicated questions in simple language…

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