What Can’t Be Learned in School (“Working on the World”)
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by Katherine Cassese
3d ago
What is it to responsibly work on the world? Some college students want to know ..read more
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APA Member Interview: Janelle Allyson Gormley
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by Sabrina D. MisirHiralall
3d ago
Janelle Allyson Tandoc Gormley is a Ph.D. student at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Her research includes, but is not limited to, the intersection of metaphysics and epistemology with regard to friendship and moral psychology. What excites you about philosophy?   If philosophy is understood as the “love of wisdom,” then what excites me ..read more
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Bo Burnham’s Inside and the Foucauldian Ethics of the Self
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by Heidi Samuelson
4d ago
Credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/jail-dublin-hall-old-history-1817900 ..read more
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Irony and Analogy: Uncovering Implicit Biases – Wanda Sykes on the Opioid Health Crisis
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by Chris Kramer
5d ago
In the following, comedian Wanda Sykes wonders why African Americans have suffered much less, if at all, from the current opioid health crisis. Ironically, it’s largely because of implicit racial biases within the medical profession. Here is just one of the studies that supports Sykes’s contention in the performance. The idea that the medical profession ..read more
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Norwegian Pessimistic Anti-Natalism
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by Ole Martin Moen
6d ago
This post is a part of an ongoing biweekly series on philosophical pessimism and related positions. You can find other posts in the series here. Every year, around 140 million human beings are born. This amounts, on average, to four births per second. Even though procreation is almost universally celebrated and encouraged, it is difficult ..read more
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Sylvia Wynter and the Concept of the Homocene
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by Thomas Meagher
6d ago
What—or who—is responsible for the state of the planet? The “or who” suggests a distinction between two types of responsibility. One we may term “causal responsibility”: when X causes Y, X bears causal responsibility for Y; Y is what it is by virtue of what X is. A second we may term “existential responsibility,” where ..read more
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Dissertating Like a Distance Runner: Ten Tips for Finishing Your PhD
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by Matthew Owen
1w ago
The above photo is of Sir Mo Farah running past Buckingham Palace into the home stretch of the London Marathon. I took the photo two days after my viva, in which I defended my PhD dissertation. Farah become a British hero when he and his training partner, Galen Rupp, won the gold and silver medals ..read more
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Recently Published Book Spotlight: Making Space for Justice
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by Michele Moody-Adams & Maryellen Stohlman-Vanderveen
1w ago
Michele Moody-Adams is Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory at Columbia University, and the author of Fieldwork in Familiar Places: Morality, Culture, and Philosophy (1997) and Making Space for Justice: Social Movements, Collective Imagination and Political Hope (2022). She also writes on democracy, academic freedom, justice, and moral psychology. In this Recently ..read more
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APA Member Interview: Jesse Gray
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by Sabrina D. MisirHiralall
1w ago
Jesse Gray is an early career researcher studying shifting responsibilities among healthcare professionals and patients with the introduction of mobile health technologies. You can learn more about this project here. What is your favorite book of all time? (Or top 3). Why?  To whom would you recommend them?  Reasons and Persons is one of the ..read more
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Germaine de Staël’s Philosophy and Politics
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by Charlotte Sabourin
1w ago
The canon of the history of philosophy has been repeatedly criticized for its lack of diversity by Eileen O’Neill, Charles Mills, and others. In reaction to these criticisms, collaborative projects (such as Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy, Querelle, and Project Vox) are actively working on transforming how we engage with the history ..read more
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