Links of interest to those interested in philosophy…
- Lao-tzu, Plato, and “Parasite” — David Lay Williams (DePaul) brings ancient philosophy to bear on the award-winning movie
- A call for “a groundswell of insurrection against the ableism in philosophy that continues to subordinate disabled philosophers, especially disabled philosophers of disability” — from Shelley Lynn Tremain
- “One of the main lessons of the 20th century is that good things can be pursued in terrible ways” — Alex Guerrero (Rutgers) on why Sanders should stop praising Castro
- “There was footing to be found in Aurelius’ instruction ‘not to be overwhelmed by what you imagine, but just do what you can and should’” — a moving account from Jamie Lombardi (Bergen Community College) on how she dealt with her husband’s unexpected death
- “John Rawls: It takes you three hours to explain how to divide a group check” — Alex Baia explains what your favorite philosopher tells us about you
- “Our intuitions about the meaning of this word are highly unreliable” — Matthew Chrisman (Edinburgh) on the meaning of “ought” and other metaethical matters
- Are principles of justice defective in virtue of being unrealistic? — David Estlund (Brown) in conversation with Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt)
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BBC on Frank Ramsey