Tag Archives: academic writing

MA Dissertation on Prisoner Disenfranchisement

Don’t worry, I don’t expect anyone to read this. But for the record and maybe for future reference of some other students working on the same subject, here is my dissertation with a critical look on the political philosophy of … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Elections, Human Rights, Law, Philosophy, Politics, UK, USA | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Is there an Alternative to Liberalism?

The final project of the second year (of three) of my MA in Philosophy was supposed to give an answer to the question “Is there a serious alternative to liberalism as a political theory?” Here is what I wrote: I. … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Philosophy, Politics | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Punishment and Liberalism

The following essay was part of the second year of my MA in Philisophy and set out to examine which problems criminal punishment poses for liberalism, especially in view of John Rawls‘ theory of punishment in “A Theory of Justice”. This … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Law, Philosophy | Tagged , | 5 Comments

John Rawls: “A Theory of Justice” versus his later works

This essay was part of the second year of my MA in Philosophy and concentrated on the work of one philosopher exclusively: John Rawls. If you haven’t read any of his work, I would advise against reading this essay. There will … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Philosophy | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Equality versus Sufficiency

The second paper in my second-year module Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy as part of my MA in Philosophy had to discuss the conflict between egalitarianism and the sufficiency criterion. Here are my thoughts on this, as always confined by the strict limit of … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Education, Philosophy, Politics | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Functional Explanation in the Social Sciences

The first paper in my second-year module Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy as part of my MA in Philosophy had to address the following question: ‘Functional explanations are essential for the study of evolution. Evolutionary explanation through chance variation and … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Philosophy | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Punishment in light of the Reason Constraint

The last paper for my MA in Philosophy for this year was about the philosophy of punishment, a subject that I should have something to write about as a lawyer turned philosophy student. The exact essay questions was: “‘It is … Continue reading

Posted in Law, Philosophy, Politics | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

The Self-Ownership Thesis

The following essay about the self-ownership thesis was written as part of my MA in Philosophy and tries to answer the question “‘The intuition that motivates the self-ownership thesis and that generates its inegalitarian consequences rests on the idea that I … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Less or Fewer? A Company Name gone Wrong

Today at LSE library, I noticed an advertisement at the inside of a toilet door (the location might have been a foreboding) for a company that offers proofreading services: “Less Silly Errors: Proofreaders of Academic Essays”: Obviously, this company wanted … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Language | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

The Psychological Continuity Account

After I already published the first essay that I wrote for my MA Philosophy course at the Open University, I can now add the second essay after it has been graded and returned. This one tries to answer the question “What is … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Philosophy, Technology | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments