Philosophers as Arts and Culture Critics
“Which living philosophers review fiction, movies, television shows, plays, music, art, etc. for non-academic publications?” (more…)
Perceptions and Appetitions: New Music About Philosophy (guest post)
“To refute a theory, but it’s my life that’s on the line…” (more…)
Appiah Named Next President of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University, has been elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. (more…)
“Night of Philosophy and Ideas” Events This Weekend
Sixty-five cities around the world will host “Night of Philosophy and Ideas” events over the next few days, with some taking place tonight. (more…)
New and Unusual Philosophy Courses
I’ve been hearing about some unusual and interesting philosophy courses that are currently being taught or developed. (more…)
Poetry and Philosophical Thinking
I still hold that there is an important and significant role for traditional forms of philosophy but the question remains, is there something more to philosophical thinking that we can access through engagement with poetry which is filled with rich images, emotional sensitivity and attention to language? (more…)
How Philosophers See The Arts And The Rest Of The Humanities
I can only speak for myself, but being trained by a philosopher, I often feel I was exposed to an expectation of argumentative rigor that, to be perfectly frank, I can’t say I always find in the field of political theory proper. But this can result in drawbacks. Philosophers sometimes look at the rest of the humanities in the way that social scientists look at socia..
Philosophy’s Exclusion of Literary Writings
Chiara Bottici (New School) was one of the opening speakers at the Night of Philosophy held at the French Embassy in New York City on April 24th, 2015. She chose a controversial figure to focus on—Machiavelli, whose “very status as a philosopher is contested”—in order to get at the question of what does and what does not count as philosophy.
Towards the end o..