Qualia, othering, and Daphne Marlatt

Subjectivity has often been defined as a judgment which is based on individual and personal impressions rather than external facts. Despite the fact that it is terminologically difficult if not impossible to make a clear cut distinction between what we call subjective and objective one is bound to characterize such matters like scientific evidence, statistics […]

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Michael Ondaatje and the Aesthetics of Violence

Jim Morrison, an American poet and singer, once said that human beings fear violence less than their own feelings because ‘personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict’. If we are to dig deeper into this matter, I believe Morrison brought to the fore a really persuasive argument concerning the nature of violence. […]

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