All posts by "Alex Chen"

Let us imagine a gallant knight and his lady, deeply in love, sitting in a moonlit bower in some rural English county, steeped in the high magic of antiquity, gazing ...

“Everyone has value” — such would be the mantra of a genius of kindness, if ever such a person were to have existed. For this is the most difficult mantra ...

I have lately come to the realization of the extent to which we tend to fetishize “rational intelligence” (whereby, roughly speaking, I mean that form of intelligence that IQ measures), ...

    What does it mean when we call somebody a good person? This question is an essential one to answer — for if we can but once understand how ...

The position I wish to take in this short article shall hopefully be quite clear; it is the fact that the principle of empathy is the single most important principle ...

I feel a great sense of awe whenever I meet somebody who claims to work by reason alone, who claims that all things will eventually be knowable by means of ...

Ever since I have come to Emory, I have been bombarded with the term “liberal arts,” and until recently, a satisfactory definition as to what they include has completely eluded ...

                  I wish to speak of the condition of what I consider to be “unfreedom” in modern societies. There are two broad ...

I have never understood the notion of college rankings. It is unfortunate that so many people relate a school’s ranking to the potential held within for prospective students. Ranking can only express what ...