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History & Philosophy

Why we need citizen philosophers

The discipline and expertise of academic philosophers, and the broader set of experiences, challenges, and opportunities for new questions and unique ways of understanding the larger community of ‘citizen philosophers’ each serve to keep the other more honest, more challenged, and more informed, in the great world conversation we’re all having. (Read More)

History & Philosophy

Communitarianism, Writ Large

So a communitarian could argue that while the moral ideal of freedom is traditional in the US, it’s the broader implementation of it that tool a long time as traditional practices caught up. (Read More)

History & Philosophy

On free speech and political correctness: A response to Lindy West

Yet when it came to the central argument of her piece, the ‘silencing’ argument, she lost me. And when she went from disagreeing with to railing against Jonathan Chait, a columnist with New York Magazine who explains why he thinks free speech is being threatened on college campuses, to the extent that she accuses him, no, downright slanders him, of ‘imply[ing] that black Americans being shot in the streets by agents of the state are the real puppetmasters of an authoritarian regime’, she really lost me. (Read More)