Military soldiers in action.
Modern Philosophy

“Doctor Who” and the Pacifist Argument

July 21, 2021

A major criticism of pacifism is that it is hypocritical because the only way you can have this freedom to be a conscientious objector is by others fighting to guarantee that freedom. […]

An image of a masked person holding a lightsaber.
Modern Philosophy

Palpatine and Moral Ambiguity in “Star Wars”

June 20, 2021

The moral ambiguity of “Star Wars” is not very pronounced. The characters dress clearly in black and white, in accordance with how the script projects them. Only in the case of Palpatine are we forced to decode his moral ambiguity on our own. […]

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