Moral Double Standards and the Failure of Education

By Rohit Revi

How do we learn how to conduct ourselves in life? I begin with the assumption that it is primarily through schools and universities, and in the close proximity of classmates, colleagues, teachers and professors that our moral frameworks are formed. Educational institutions are places that shape our sense of an ideal human who we may strive to become for the rest of our lives. Our notions of virtue and virtuosity are formed in places and with people that we spend a large majority of our first 20-odd years.

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Democracy without Dignity: A Confucian Critique of President Trump

By James Miller

The events of the past week have marked the point of absolute contrast between the world’s two most important countries and their leaders. In China, President Xi Jinping has consolidated his power throughout the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), beginning with the bravura performance of a three and a half hour opening speech, during which he touched not a drop of water. By the end of the congress, he was confirmed in his position for another five years, his supporters were elected to key government positions, and his thinking established as part of the CPC’s ruling doctrine for decades to come.  Continue reading “Democracy without Dignity: A Confucian Critique of President Trump”

Parish Bhumgara

Parish Bhumgara is an MA student at Queen’s University in the Philosophy program, with a specialization in political and legal thought. He completed his undergraduate studies at Queen’s with a Philosophy major and Religious Studies minor.

Matt Sandell

Matt Sandell is Head of Undergraduate Research for SNC-LAB. He is an undergraduate student at Queen’s University pursuing a BAH in Global Development Studies. His research interests are extremely broad, including anarchist theory, critical theory, psychoanalytic theory, spirituality and religion, anti-colonialism, issues of socio-ecological justice, cultural semiotics, and especially any point at which these topics intersect.

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Zack Walsh

I am a PhD candidate in the Process Studies graduate program at Claremont School of Theology. My work investigates the material and socio-cultural dynamics of transitioning to an Ecological Civilization by integrating cultural theory and social science disciplines within a broad understanding of political economy and religion. Continue reading “Zack Walsh”

Galen Watts

Galen Watts is Head of Graduate Research for SNC-LAB. He is a PhD student in the Cultural Studies Graduate Program at Queen’s University. Although he has a broad and diverse range of academic interests, his work could be classified as convening at the intersection of political philosophy, religious studies and social theory. Continue reading “Galen Watts”

Peter Jingcheng Xu

Peter Jingcheng Xu completed his PhD at the School of English Literature, Bangor University, Wales, UK in 2018. His doctoral research situates the twentieth-century Anglophone-Welsh poet Edward Thomas within the ecological framework of Chinese indigenous philosophy Daoism in pursuit of their unexpected ecological affinities and insights that inform our responses to the deteriorating ecosphere in the “Anthropocene”. Continue reading “Peter Jingcheng Xu”