Arguing is one of my favorite things to do. I mean, I’m a philosophy major. I’m getting a degree in continually challenging ideas and questioning understandings of reality. Some of my favorite times in the classroom have been class-wide debates about antirealism and the rationality of the universe in Philosophy of Science, or Achilles vs. Hector in World Lit, or social and ethical implications of The Awakening in American Lit.
Tragedy struck the nation last Monday, September 16, as U.S. military veteran Aaron Alexis, 34, opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard. The resulting chaos ended up taking the lives of 13 people, including the gunman. Though his motive remains unknown, authorities have uncovered surprising revelations.