A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a popular tweet asking why people had negative attitudes towards philosophers and philosophy. Later that day, an email brought to my attention an essay and response to it that seemed to be the kind of thing one might point to as part of an explanation for those negative attitudes. (more…)
I do take seriously Heidegger’s claim that some of his key philosophical ideas provided the basis for his political commitments. I have tried to understand how he might have conceived of those connections and to trace some of his efforts to develop those lines of thought. I don’t think that this renders his philosophy irredeemable but neither do I think that one can..
A new study is underway to learn about the relationship between personality and reasoning among philosophers. (more…)
Happy Valentine’s Day, philosofriends! (more…)
What philosophy and academic news and issues preoccupied philosophers in 2018? (more…)
“The ‘me’ culture has colonized philosophy.”