Room for Uncertainty in Online Philosophical Communities
“Uncertainty, I once thought, is what philosophers do. Now I have doubts.” (more…)
Teaching Philosophy as the Search for Complication
Most students in philosophy classrooms in the United States are taking their first and only philosophy course. Why is it their only one? (more…)
A Bias Against Simplicity?
Kieran Healy (Duke) recently presented a paper entitled “Fuck Nuance” at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting. He writes:
Nuance is not a virtue of good sociological theory. Sociologists typically use it as a term of praise, and almost without exception when nuance is mentioned it is because someone is asking for more of it. I shall argue that, ..