Essays = Bane

Well then, I’m writing this as I take a break from the head-bashing-inducing fun of writing a 2500 word philosophy essay in 24 hours that I should have spent the past week working on, but didn’t.

I’m comparing the philosophical views of Albert Camus’ The Plague, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Douglas Coupland’s Shampoo Planet and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. All four fall within the postmodern philosophical milieu in one way or another, although you wouldn’t think so at first.

Anyways, although I love philosophy for the most part, I find that I’m currently in agreement with those who think it’s too abstract and doesn’t really pertain to real life. Of course I’ll feel different when my paper’s done. Funny how that works eh?

6 responses to “Essays = Bane”

  1. empathetic masochist! great line…

    My thesis is fairly ambiguous:

    Perhaps the best way to go about comparing the philosophical views of each author will be within broad categories. This treatment is particularly ironic given the postmodern slant of these authors, but this essay will use philosophical categories of aesthetics, ethics, logic, metaphysics and epistemology as its structure nonetheless. It will be demonstrated that the fields of metaphysics and epistemology are the two foremost concerns in all four authors despite their varied views.

    that’ll do donkey, that’ll do.

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