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Designing a Philosophy Course for Relevance

My first semester as lead instructor of a philosophy course, I taught for laughs. I’d suffered through some painful core requirements as an undergrad, and my greatest fear was that my students would leave my course feeling like the material … Continue reading

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Seven books for philosophical perspectives on politics

2020 has come to be defined by widespread human tragedy, economic uncertainty, and increased public discourse surrounding how to address systemic racism. With such important issues at stake, political leadership has been under enormous scrutiny. For some countries, this has … Continue reading

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Reinventing Philosophy, Rethinking Art & Politics

Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Politics, Aesthetics covers a variegated terrain and engages with a number of debates and thinkers. Two guiding threads nonetheless unite these forays into contemporary critical theory in the broad sense of the term. One is … Continue reading

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The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

The Aesthetic Mind breaks new ground in bringing together empirical sciences and philosophy to enhance our understanding of aesthetics and the experience of art. An eminent international team of experts presents new research in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and social anthropology: … Continue reading

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Philosophy with Children, the Poverty Line, and Socio-philosophic Sensitivity

A philosophy with children’s community of inquiry encourages children to develop a philosophical sensitivity that entails awareness of abstract questions related to human existence. When it operates, it can allow insight into significant philosophical aspects of various situations and their … Continue reading

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Educational Philosophy – Historical Perspectives

Philosophical reflection upon education can be traced back to Plato’s Meno and Republic; the work of many mainstream philosophers since has educational relevance, but specific reference to education has been sporadic. When noted philosophers have turned directly to education their … Continue reading

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Wisdom: Philosophical Aspects

The first part of the article retraces shifts in the understanding of wisdom from antiquity to modern times. Having originally, as with the Seven Sages of Greece, betokened practical–political expertise, ‘wisdom’ for Plato became a specifically theoretical notion, and for Aristotle the … Continue reading

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Where Are the Women?: Why Expanding the Archive Makes Philosophy Better

Book – Philosophy has not just excluded women. It has also been shaped by the exclusion of women. As the field grapples with the reality that sexism is a central problem not just for the demographics of the field but also … Continue reading

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Women in Philosophy

The point in thinking about the intersection of feminism and philosophy is not only to do justice to historical women who have been excluded from our consideration. Rather the point is to gain traction on our own time. How have … Continue reading

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How do you approach public philosophy?

When I was in college, I saw dysfunctional academic philosophy first hand, the height of irony. In my junior year, two full professors in their prime left the Philosophy Department, and the department went into receivership. To my limited perspective, … Continue reading

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