- “There is no more fascinating figure in early modern philosophy than…” — someone most people haven’t heard of
- “The critical ethical challenge is to render the relationship between individual agency and structural change more perspicuous” — Vafa Ghazavi (Oxford) on how philosophers can help make sense of the pandemic’s “complicated chains of harm”
- “Even now one is ashamed of resting, and prolonged reflection almost gives people a bad conscience.” — What did Nietzsche have to say about work?
- What philosophical work should you do if you want to influence the rate of technological development? — reflections from Caleb Ontiveros
- Interested in philosophy of law or the theoretical study of legal institutions and practices? — join the Legal Philosophy Network, a new Facebook group started by Alex Guerrero (Rutgers)
- You may not know her name, but some ideas this philosopher discussed in the early 1900s may sound familiar — Joel Katzav (Queensland) on Helen Huss Parkhurst’s imaginative approach to radical realism
- Highly charged debates, journals with high standards, “increasingly technical fine-points,” and the “sharp-edged and somewhat cliquish” environment — some reasons the field of Indian philosophy can be intimidating to a younger scholar, according to Douglas Berger (Leiden)
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