Philosophy

Stoicism, a 5-minute introduction

Stoicism, a 5-minute introduction<p>Learn about the birth and early history of one of the most useful philosophies that humankind has ever …

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The Ethics of Weaponizing Incivility

While Trump has gained much by weaponizing incivility and Maxine Waters seems to have gained little or even lost in her efforts to do so, there …

Maxine Waters

Critical Thinking

[New Entry by David Hitchcock on July 21, 2018.] Critical thinking is a widely accepted educational goal. Its definition is contested, but the …

Pedagogy

Fat Female Philosophers

by Anonymous How many fat female philosophers do you know? One day as I scrolled through my Instagram, my major path into the body ... Read more...

Philosophy

We've been pondering the Problem of Evil. How can a good God allow evil to exist

ShareReligionRead another response about ReligionWe've been pondering the Problem of Evil. How can a good God allow evil to exist? I think the …

Philosophy

The Good Place cast and creators bring hilarity, Season 3 footage to SDCC

Just when you thought <i>The Good Place</i> surprised you enough with the Season 1 finale, they upped the stakes even more with Season 2. The cast and …

Entertainment

Red Hen, Mr. Rogers and Civility

One of the many important lessons I learned from sports was to maintain civility and respect for others even in heated competition. This lesson was …

Philosophy

Hello. I don't know whether this is a question for scientists or for

ShareBeauty, BiologyRead another response about Beauty, BiologyHello. I don't know whether this is a question for scientists or for philosophers, but …

Philosophy

Weaponizing Incivility

Maxine Waters infamously called for the public harassment of Trump cabinet members resulting in general outrage on the right and condemnation from …

Maxine Waters

Podcast Ep. 227: The Jesus Endorsement Didn’t Help

July 21, 2018 by Hemant Mehta<p>In our latest podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past week in politics and atheism.<p>We talked about:<p>— Republicans just …

National Prayer Breakfast

A.I. ethics piece at Medium

My first stab at public philosophy, "We're programming A.I. psychopaths - and how to avoid it", is now up at Medium. Hope you all find it interesting!

Philosophy

What Is It Like to Be A Philosopher? An Interview With Joel Sati

The APA blog will be working with Cliff Sosis of What it is Like to Be a Philosopher? in publishing advance excerpts from Cliff’s long-form …

Philosophy

APA Member Interview: Francey Russell

Francey Russell is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Humanities and Philosophy departments at Yale University, after receiving her PhD from the …

University of Chicago

APSA Hackathon

Of possible interest to readers (either to participate in this event or as a model for their own professional associations), the APSA is holding a …

Hackathons

Race & College Admission

Under President Obama, the federal government offered schools voluntary guidelines showing how race could be used to promote diversity. The law as …

Obama Administration

In Rome We Trust: The Rise of Catholics in American Political Life. By Manlio Graziano

In Rome We Trust: The Rise of Catholics in American Political Life. By GrazianoManlio. Stanford University Press, 2017. 248 pages. $85.00 …

Stanford University

II—Plato on the Value of Knowledge in Ruling

AbstractThis paper transposes for evaluation in relation to the concerns of Plato’s Politicus (or Statesman) a claim developed by Verity Harte in the …

PLATO

I—On Benevolence

AbstractIt is widely agreed that benevolence is not the whole of the moral life, but it is not as widely appreciated that benevolence is an …

Philosophy

Reader query on teaching an undergrad seminar

In the comments section of our newest "how can we help you?" post, UKgraduate writes: I am a graduate student being given my first opportunity to …

Teaching

Defending a Risk Account of Scientific Objectivity - Philsci-Archive

Koskinen, Inkeri (2018) <i>Defending a Risk Account of Scientific Objectivity.</i> The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.<p>Preview<p>Text<br>Koskinen …

Philosophy of Science

Making Saints in Modern China. Edited by David Ownby, Vincent Goossaert, and Ji Zhe

Making Saints in Modern China. Edited by OwnbyDavid, GoossaertVincent, ZheJi. Oxford University Press, 2016. 528 pages. $105.00 (hardcover), $104.99 …

Oxford University Press

W(h)ither Metaphysical Necessity?

AbstractI argue that a pragmatic scepticism about metaphysical modality is a perfectly reasonable position to maintain. I then illustrate the …

Philosophy

Fundamentality

[New Entry by Tuomas E. Tahko on July 21, 2018.] The notion of fundamentality, as it is used in metaphysics, aims to capture the idea that there is …

Philosophy

In an answer to a question about logic, Prof Maitzen says he is unaware of any

Read another response about Physics, LogicRead another response by Allen StairsSharePhysics, LogicIn an answer to a question about logic, Prof …

Physics

Black Issues in Philosophy: On Donna Jones’s The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy

by Lewis R. Gordon I have been reading the thought of Henri Bergson on a variety of issues of late. Much is due to the ... Read more...

Donna

Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich. By Eric Kurlander

Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich. By KurlanderEric. Yale University Press, 2017. 448 pages. $35.00 (hardcover), $20.00 …

eBooks

Exoskeleton Ethics: Work

A staple of science fiction, an exoskeleton is a powered frame that attaches to the body to provide support and strength. The movie Live, Die Repeat: …

Call of Duty

Highways for Healing: Contemporaneous ‘Temples’ and Religious Movements in an Indian City

AbstractGrounded spatially in Bangalore city, India, I analyze “the sacrality of urban sprawl,” that is, how cities and their expanding boundaries …

Habitats

Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism. By Ruben Van Luijk

Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism. By Van LuijkRuben. Oxford University Press, 2016. 632 pages. $41.95 (hardcover), …

Oxford University Press

I—Fundamental Powers, Evolved Powers, and Mental Powers

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