Jarren Nylund
Psychology Student, UQ | Designer, Design Good Design Studio | Climate Leader, Climate Reality Project | Campaigner | (Pronouns: he/him)
IMAGE: Title graphic for this essay featuring a painting of David Hume by Allan Ramsay in 1766.

Hume’s problem of induction is widely considered to be unsolvable, despite many attempts by philosophers to solve it (Henderson, 2020). In the following essay, I will describe Hume’s (1739; 1748) problem of induction and how it demonstrates that using previous experience is insufficient as a means of providing justification for…

IMAGE: A cropped section of the Hyundai IRONIC advertisement that was designed for Market Forces. © Jarren Nylund, Design Good Design Studio.

Market Forces is an environmental campaigning organization that primarily focuses on the sources of finance for environmentally destructive projects. Its mission of seeking to divert finance from environmentally destructive projects to environmentally sustainable ones is summed up by its positioning statement of “your money as a force for good.” …

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Abstract

Facebook has become a popular social networking site (SNS) used by many. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between Facebook use (FU) and extraversion, neuroticism, and social media addiction (SMA). Participants were a community sample of 852 individuals recruited via online survey distribution. They completed this…

IMAGE: Photo of the final Clean Energy Tram traveling through the streets of Melbourne. © Environment Victoria.

Environment Victoria is based in Melbourne and is an independent not-for-profit organization that has been campaigning on environmental issues since 1969. They now focus on campaigning for a safe climate, healthy rivers, and sustainable living.

In 2018, the Victorian Government took action to offset the carbon emissions of its entire…

IMAGE: Person holding a sign to protest the prohibition of marijuana.

Laws which prohibit drug use are paternalistic in the way that they prevent an individual from freely choosing for themselves. In this essay I will discuss John D. Hodson’s (1977) “principle of paternalism” (p. 68) and how it relates to Robert E. Goodin’s (1993) justification of paternalistic drug laws on…

IMAGE: Banner for the Blue Pacific to Glasglow campaign. © Climate Reality Project: Australia & Pacific.

I have been following the progress of the United Nations (UN) Conference of the Parties (COP) over the years, hoping that the world would work together to decisively respond to the threat of global warming. They first met in Germany in 1995, when I was only 14 years old. Since…

IMAGE (left): Cover for the transcript of the ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’ lecture. © Oxford at the Clarendon Press. IMAGE (right): Photo of Isaiah Berlin. © Helen Muspratt / Bodleian Library, Oxford.

The idea of freedom is something that is generally praised by everyone, yet it is also very abstract and highly contentious, where there is little agreement about the meaning and conditions of freedom (Baum & Nichols, 2013). Isaiah Berlin’s (1958) essay, Two Concepts of Liberty, is an attempt to bring…

IMAGE: Transit of Mercury across the Sun. Newton’s theory of gravity was considered to be ‘falsified’ when it failed to account for the precession of the planet’s orbit. © Getty Images.

The Idea That a Scientific Theory can be ‘Falsified’ is a Myth is an article by Mano Singham that appeared in Scientific American on 7 September 2020. It discusses a key feature of Karl Popper’s philosophy, his theory of falsification. Popper grew up in Vienna in the early 20th century…

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