Many, perhaps most (perhaps all!) love songs are myths. They don’t describe real relationships, or present love the way it actually is. Myths are dangerous. But might they also be good?
My obsession with mereology can be seen here again, as I discuss the ways in which songs can be taken apart and used in other songs, or put together to form wholes. Or, more usually, to form “heaps.”
Is everything “all in your head”? “No,” I argue, and use Royal Blood as proof.
There are three main approaches to ethics: utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue theory. In this post, I explain why utilitarianism ultimately doesn’t make sense (even though it makes a lot of prima facie sense).
Never let anyone tell you that the Beatles’ early songs were just vapid love songs. This song is actually about the deep philosophical issues we call “The Problem of Other Minds,” and “The Mind-Body Problem.”
Tomorrow: The top 5.