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Self-Consciousness, Lordship, and Labor

By Aidan Campbell '22Edited by Isabella Smeets '24 and Grace Blaxill '23 In “Lordship and Bondage,” Hegel explores the development of self-consciousness under the ideal circumstances, in an unequal environment, and finally through the activity of labor. Hegel believes that self-consciousness is a social act brought about by a process of mutual recognition. Based on...

Cordelia: The Power of Language

By Freya Savla '22Edited by Katie Painter '23 and Rosemary Chen '24 Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of King Lear ends with a stark grimness that propels an unsparing conclusion, taking not only the audience, but also the characters of the play by surprise. The deaths of Gloucester, Edmund, Regan, the Fool, King Lear and Cordelia,...

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