Philosophy

The Most Important Philosophy Books Ever Written

We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some of the world’s leading philosophers, and there has been a subsequent plethora of book recommendations. …

Richard Rorty: Life, Pragmatism, and Conversational Philosophy - Los Angeles Review of Books

JULY 22, 2017<p><i>WHEN</i> RICHARD RORTY (1931–2007) passed away 10 years ago, public intellectuals such as Martha Nussbaum, Stanley Fish, and Gianni Vattimo, …

American Philosophy

How well do you know Hegel [quiz]

This July, the OUP Philosophy team honors Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) as their Philosopher of the Month. Although Hegel was a hugely …

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Using feminist theory

From Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, Serene J. Khader (Brooklyn): Transnational Feminisms, Nonideal Theory, and “Other” Women’s Power; Amy R. Baehr …

Women's News

Villanova's Scholz resigns as editor of Hypatia in wake of disgraceful behavior by the Associate Editors regarding Rebecca Tuvel's article

The Hypatia Board of Directors issued the following statement: It is with disappointment and regret that the Board of Directors of Hypatia has …

Academia

Twilight of the Ancient World

In his plays, Shakespeare is a poet of comedy, tragedy, history and romance—but what of philosophy? When he writes about ancient Rome, for example, does he inhabit the antique mind and see the world from its political perspective? Or does he make only superficial analogies with the ancients and …

Rome

Cosmology and particle physics face surprisingly similar challenges

Philosophy of science has built an industry around confirmation theory. But unprecedented methodological challenges are forcing philosophers to go back to the drawing-board<p>The Dark Energy Survey (DES) concluded its biannual Collaboration meeting at University of Chicago in mid-June. DES is one of …

Philosophy of Science

What is a Law of Nature?

By Andrés Ruiz<p>One of the central questions in the philosophy of science is under what conditions, if any, it can be said that a scientific law has …

Philosophy of Science

Does Darwinism Lead to Infanticide Acceptance?

The evolutionary biologist, Jerry Coyne, writes a blog entitled, “Why Evolution is True.”<p>One would think that by choosing that title, Coyne should …

Legal Procedure Needs a Dose of Common Sense

A famous judge called courtroom rules antiquated (in language that might not be allowed in court). Maybe he's on to something.<p>Are the rules of procedure that govern the courts “antiquated crap”? That view, expressed by Judge Richard A. Posner last week, has sent tremors throughout the …

Law

How did the Jews survive? Two unlikely historical explanations

How have the Jews survived over the centuries? This is a question that has intrigued and perplexed many. While powerful world empires have risen and …

Jean Paul Sartre

War Teaches Wonder Woman a Lesson

The perennial moral that Wonder Woman learns is that evil, and the war which is one of its manifestations, can never be finally destroyed in human …

Wonder Woman

Obscene intentions and corrupting effects

The 1868 decision in <i>R. v Hicklin</i> created a formula for evaluating obscene works that British and American courts would use for nearly a century. …

Literature

Majority Of Republicans Say Higher Education Has "Negative Effect" On The Country

The Pew Research Center yesterday published the results of a study showing that “a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) …

Higher Education

What liberals can learn about morality from Donald Trump

Donald Trump's presidency is a disaster. But it's a disaster that may teach liberals a valuable moral lesson.<p>Most liberals tend to view morality in …

Donald Trump

New Archive Is Digitizing the Entirety of Phenomenology: Browse Works by Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and More

Chances are, if you can define the word phenomenology, you’re already a student of the 20th century philosophical school, field, movement, or—as its …

Culture

Randall Collins, On the Acrimoniousness of Intellectual Disputes

<i>Common Knowledge</i> 8 (1):47-70 (2002)<p>Abstract<p>This article has no associated abstract. (fix it)<p>Keywords<p>No keywords specified (fix …

Philosophy of Science

Hans-Georg Gadamer

[Revised entry by Jeff Malpas on September 21, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Hans-Georg Gadamer is the decisive figure in the development of …

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Shifting Objectives: On Methodology and Identity Politics

As a sociologist focused on transgender health, one of my research interests is knowledge production. Through cisnormative biomedicine — scientific …

Philosophy of Science

Foundations of Analytical Philosophy, Part 1: Early Analytical Philosophy | Issue 8

You’ve read <b>two</b> of your four complimentary articles for this month.<p>You can read four articles free per month. To have complete access to the thousands …

What's the Likelihood That Your Mind Is Constituted by a Rabbit Reading and Writing on Long Strips of Turing Tape?

Your first guess is probably <i>not very likely.</i>But consider this argument:(1) A computationalist-functionalist philosophy of mind is correct. That is, …

Alan Turing

What’s New in… Ancient Philosophy | Issue 20

You’ve read <b>one</b> of your four complimentary articles for this month.<p>You can read four articles free per month. To have complete access to the thousands …

Ancient Philosophy

Alasdair MacIntyre | Issue 13

You’ve read <b>one</b> of your four complimentary articles for this month.<p>You can read four articles free per month. To have complete access to the thousands …

British Philosophy

The Continental Rift | Issue 7

You’ve read <b>one</b> of your four complimentary articles for this month.<p>You can read four articles free per month. To have complete access to the thousands …

American Philosophy

The Unjustly Disadvantaged: African American Life and Political Philosophy

Can academic philosophy be a resource for understanding and enriching African American life? A growing contingent of students and scholars hope to …

Black History

Philosophers Wrong About Knowledge Since Plato Bombshell!

Interview by Richard Marshall<p>‘<i>First of all, it is a lie that philosophers traditionally defined knowledge as justified true belief (“JTB”). Gettier</i> …

Psychology

Hard Feelings: The Moral Psychology of Contempt // Reviews // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame

Macalester Bell defends contempt as a moral emotion and recommends cultivating a disposition to feel apt contempt. She endorses a general account of …

Emotions

Decolonizing philosophy

Many philosophers consider their field to be the mother of all disciplines. The popular picture is that philosophy, like a fertile womb, gives birth …

South Africa

Putting Infants “Down Like Dogs” | Wesley J. Smith

The Charlie Gard tragedy has renewed public advocacy for legalizing infanticide. Writing in the <i>New York Times</i> earlier this month, Gary Comstock …

BBC Radio 4 - Moral Maze, Moral Philosophy for the Internet

Theresa May has been forced to ditch whole chunks of her party's manifesto in the wake of the election, but one of the key non-Brexit policies to survive is the plan to crack down on tech companies that allow extremist and abusive material to be published on their networks. The recent terrorist …

Morality