Alexandros Pagidas

Death, Love and Meaning

19 Jul 2004, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

There are two ways to look at death. From the inside, death can be defined as the cessation of all conscious experience. Thus, when we have dreamless nights, sleeping is identical to death. From the outside, death does not have…

What We Need To Find

16 May 2004, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

The importance of the human being as the nexus of meaning between different objects and ideas.

Nietzsche on Force and Matter

01 Nov 2003, Posted by Alexandros in Academic Papers

This paper brings together a number of threads in Nietzsche’s thought to present a genealogy and critique of the ontological category of “things”. Some of these threads are: Nietzsche’s “naturalisation” of Kant via Darwin and his evolutionary epistemology, his insights on language, consciousness and the self, his reflections on atomism and his contributions on how to overcome it via ideas of force and process metaphysics, and finally, his rejection of the Kantian thing-in-itself.

An Attempt at a Genealogy of Cause and Effect

01 May 2003, Posted by Alexandros in Academic Papers

This paper is an effort to retrieve, connect and enhance certain ideas found throughout Nietzsche’s works that pertain to causality, in order to make a persuasive case of how our idea of causality came to be and what errors and naiveties were and may still be contained in it.

Is Evidence for Moral Principles Possible?

13 Jan 2003, Posted by Alexandros in Academic Papers

This paper is a product of a more general worry in Ethics. How do we adjudicate between moral systems that disagree? Are there rational ways with which can solve moral differences at the fundamental level? Can we create a general, impartial framework, which will help the adjudication?