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Philosophy and Culture


Philosophy’s Use of the Visual Arts

What works of visual art (paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, etc.) have philosophers made use of in their written works, either as examples, inspiration, or subjects of study?  (more…)


List of Shibboleth Names

The blog 454 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011—2157 provides a “list of shibboleth names”—mispronounced names of cultural VIPs “by which the privileged judge their inferiors.” It reminded me of a conversation I had a long time ago with a rather distinguished professor of philosophy, in her office, that went something like this:

Me: So I was wondering if you could pr..