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Internet Stoicism: Philosophy of Today or Yesterday?

If you’re a frequent YouTube consumer like myself, then you’ve probably stumbled across the productivity, “life-hack” and hustle sphere of the site. These anti-procrastination “sweat-of-the-brow” warriors promote all sorts of methods, routines, lifestyle tips and attitudes in an effort to…

Coronavirus or: How to Learn to Stop Worrying and Love ‘The Plague’

I don’t think any of you reading this article would have imagined yourselves isolating in your homes, eyes glued to the news, eating your weight in tea-soaked digestives. Yet, here we are. These are incredibly strange, frightening but also fascinating…

Quiet Authoritarianism & The Office Space

Many of our readers here at the Tribune are hard working people who often have to hold down a minimum wage job in order to fund their day-to-day lives, on top of completing their degree. Since the recent election, issues…

Love Island: A Modern Tragedy

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since Christmas, the little world of Love Island has probably gained your attention to some degree. Whether it be the adverts of toned men and bikini clad women, it’s hard to escape its…

Wakey Wakey… time to philosophize! Finding Meaning in Your Morning Routine

So it’s a new year already, and we’re back in the same place eager to raise and salute the flag of the “new year, new me” mentality. We’re all familiar with the internet “mindfulness” gurus showing us how productive and…

Understanding Silicon Synapse: Philosophy of Virtual Reality

In the world of digital media, the ability to craft virtual worlds is becoming more and more interesting for content creators, video game developers and artists. Companies like Oculus VR are spearheading innovation within this part of the media market,…

“I Forgot What I Was Saying…” The Philosophy of Memory

We all forget things on a daily basis. From our keys in the morning, our lunch in the fridge, the answers for a test or a relative’s birthday. Forgetfulness is just an unfortunate fact of being human. Our brains are…

Facial Recognition & The Self: The Philosophy of Recognition

I found myself in the Dublin Airport arrivals terminal recently being funneled into the bright wall of facial recognition machines, eagerly waiting to scan your mug against their database of all the most notorious criminals and terrorists from around the…