Philosophy

Why Does the World's Leading Philosopher, Jean-Luc Marion, Remain a Catholic (Triumphalist)?

Courtesy of Glass Darkly Films, all rights reserved ©2017.<p>Catholic triumphalism isn’t much in fashion these days, but Catholic phenomenologist, …

Robust debate, not unanimity, is the only riposte to this evil in a democracy

A pause for reflection after the Manchester bomb was right. But politics is not a distraction from the fight against terror. It is our defence against terror<p>There is a scale of atrocity that tests the limits of human imagination. Just as we cannot construct a mental picture of very large numbers, …

Jo Cox

The Passionate Bertrand Russell | Issue 120

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 …

Bertrand Russell

An Impressively Detailed Philosophy Paper Grading Rubric

Micah T. Lewis, a recent PhD from Stanford who is currently an adjunct professor of philosophy at Perimeter College, Georgia State University, has …

Education

The War on Tenure

If you think the threats to our freedom are primarily external, you haven't been paying attention. In recent years, the institution that enshrines …

Higher Education

Theresa May takes on the older voter. That’s gutsy, but is social care any fairer?

In an ideal world, an insurance system would pay for care later in life but we must find a way to tax housing wealth<p>Mrs May, the soon to be crowned Tory prime minister who promises to end Conservatism’s embrace of neoliberalism, is also the woman who will end the 40-year property boom. British …

Social Work

Hoax Article in Social-Science Journal Gets a Rise Out of Some Scholars

A fresh attempt to poke fun at — and poke holes in — cultural-studies scholarship was revealed this week, with the disclosure that a recently …

Social Sciences

Great Teaching Resource: The Deviant Philosopher

There’s a wonderful new teaching resource out– The Deviant Philosopher!<p>We at <i>The Deviant Philosopher</i> decided that it was time to do something to about …

Teaching

African Universities Must Take a Critical View of Knowledge and How It's Made

analysis<p>Most universities boast "centres" or "institutes" designed to announce their strengths in a certain field. But there's more to it than that: …

Philosophy of Science

A Defense of ‘Transracial’ Identity Roils Philosophy World

Academic philosophy has resembled a battleground in recent years, and not just because of its famously bare-knuckled argumentative style.<p>A series of sexual harassment scandals has engulfed prominent male scholars, while feminist philosophers and others have pushed to diversify what remains, far …

The Arts

The illegitimate open-mindedness of arithmetic

We are often told that we should be <i>open-minded</i>. In other words, we should be open to the idea that even our most cherished, most certain, most …

Mathematics

Did Thomas Kuhn Help Elect Donald Trump?

Errol Morris is one of my favorite filmmakers. Every year I show students in my “War and Science” class <i>The Fog of War</i>. The film, which won an Academy …

American Philosophy

Can a Pill Make You More Moral?

It’s a reasonable goal to want everyone on Earth to be more moral. Maybe there’d be less suffering, and people would be happier or more prosperous. …

North Carolina State University

Journal’s Board Disavows Apology for ‘Transracialism’ Article, Making Retraction Unlikely

The Board of Directors of Hypatia, a feminist philosophy periodical, said the associate editors who apologized for the controversial piece had not …

Research

David Hume: friendships, feuds, and faith

Who exactly was David Hume? He was a Scottish historian and philosopher (best known today for his radical empiricism), who prided himself on his …

Western Philosophy

God’s New Faces

THIS VOLUME TAKES ME BACK to a sunny June afternoon in 1979, the feast of John the Baptist, when a group of philosophers gathered at the Irish …

Faith

The best books on the Marquis de Sade — a Five Books interview

Could you just start by telling me about who the Marquis de Sade was?<p>The Marquis de Sade was an aristocrat from a Provençal family, born in 1740. …

Literature

This is an incredibly effective approach.

<b>Anthony Magnabosco</b> is a “street epistemologist” who enjoys chatting with strangers to get to the bottom of how they think. He probes their methods …

Philosophy Of Education

Be Wary of the Orwellian "Enlightened" Class

<b>It’s Not What You Believe. It’s How You Believe It</b><p>George Orwell’s novel 1984 has been selling in large numbers to people scared of a lurch toward …

Economics

François J. Bonnet – The Order of Sounds

François J. Bonnet is perhaps better-known to readers of these pages by his pseudonym Kassel Jaeger, under which he has released a number of very …

Sound Art

Being legalistic and being law-abiding, and the big difference - CNA Columns: Russell Shaw

In case you didn’t notice, Pope Francis thinks legalism is a bad thing – and that’s good news. For legalism, correctly understood, is opposed to …

Catholicism

A Matter of Time

Craig Callender is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. His work focuses on the philosophy of science, especially …

Philosophy of Science

The Rich Always Come Up With a Ridiculous Story to Justify Their Wealth

Gross inequality persists only because of fabricated narratives<p>Most wealthy people share a few common traits. They’re ambitious and terribly status …

Social Justice

Crowdfunding Politics as a Strategic Art: Selected Writings of Daniel Bensaïd

Haymarket Books is assembling a collection of newly translated writings by activist and philosopher Daniel Bensaïd, who Tariq Ali called "France’s …

Buddhism, Science And The Western World

When discussions about science and religion turn into debates about science versus religion, Buddhism mostly gets a pass.<p>Thanks to the work of the Dalai Lama and others, Buddhism can seem far friendlier to modern, scientifically minded sensibilities than the Abrahamic religions. This alignment with …

Buddhism

Alvin Plantinga, “Augustinian Christian Philosophy”

article<p>http://integralblog.com/index.php/2017/05/10/alvin-plantinga-augustinian-christian-philosophy/<p>Integralblog.com<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi …

Not just Comey

It’s not just Comey: The scary past 24 hours in Trump-Russia, explained (and more). OK, now is it Watergate? A realtime chronicler of Nixon’s …

James Comey

How Wounded Is The World Moral Compass

<i>How Wounded Is The</i> World Moral Compass? <i></i>We are in some trying times to say the least.<p>Hello everyone, I want to speak about something that weighs heavy …

Earthly Evolution: Justin Robertson Interviews Rob Newman

<i>‘The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and it gives it some of</i> …

Neurophilosophy

Why Tuvel’s Article So Troubled Its Critics

It brought into focus long-simmering tensions between feminist philosophy and the discipline as a whole.

Feminism