What is public philosophy, anyway?-- "It should be philosophy, in that it uses philosophical techniques, methods, and concepts. It should also be in the public interest, in that it addresses issues of civic import and in ways that are accessible to the general public."
The logic of time travel in the movies-- this fun video—-with film clips, helpful diagrams, and clear explanations—-was created with the help of philosophers Sara Bernstein (Notre Dame) and Ryan Wasserman (Western Washington)
There's no crisis in the humanities-- rather, "the democratisation of higher education has broadened the portfolio of courses, to a decline in the share of degrees awarded in... humanities and...sciences. By any measure, the humanities have weathered the transition better."
How should philosophy be taught in Jordan?-- "Currently, there is an ongoing heated debate in Jordan at the official educational level over teaching philosophy after it had been suspended decades ago due to political and ideological considerations"
The philosophical investigator-- "instead of locating missing wives or cracking unsolved crimes, he deals with missing souls and unsolved philosophical problems. He helps people to find their ideas again" (via Daniel Brunson)
"The universe should not actually exist”-- physicists are unable to find the asymmetry between matter and antimatter that would explain "why antimatter did not destroy the universe at the beginning of time"
What is religion?-- a review of three recent answers, including that of atheist Tim Crane (Cambridge)
"It rapidly found its way to superhuman abilities."-- "Starting with zero knowledge of Go strategy and no training by humans, the new iteration of the program... needed just three days to invent advanced strategies undiscovered by human players in the multi-millennia history of the game."