Since 2012, Aeon has established itself as a unique digital magazine, publishing some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web. We ask the big questions and find the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society and the arts.
- Why is psychedelic culture dominated by privileged white men?A recent study of users of novel psychedelic substances found, probably to no-one’s surprise, that they are more likely than average to be male, white and college-educated. This has been the public face of psychedelic culture ever since it emerged more than half a century ago. All of its figurehe...By… Read more »
- Little brotherThe Toronto-based filmmaker Dominique van Olm and her younger brother Dexter are separated by 13 years and hundreds of miles, so they spend very little time together. In Little Brother – a ‘hybrid of documentary and narrative fiction’ – van Olm takes that reality and turns it into an experiment… Read more »
- Animals do have memories, and can help us crack Alzheimer’sFor almost as long as modern science has been around, the idea that animals can remember past experiences seemed so preposterous that few researchers bothered to study it. Surely only humans, with our big, sophisticated brains, could be capable of ‘episodic’ memories – recalling a trip to the gro...By April… Read more »
Daily Nous provides information and news for and about the philosophy profession. The site is maintained Justin Weinberg, an associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina.
- Comment on Searle Found to Have Violated Sexual Harassment Policies (Updated with further details and statement from Berkeley) by Loci.CantosPublic Notice: Name Change Henceforth “Againinprotestofanonymity” and anyname x-“protestofanonymity” will be posting as “Loci.Cantos”. Thank you 0 0 Report Read more »
- Comment on PhilPapers Publishes Its First Book by Brian WeathersonThis is a great project, and I’m grateful to everyone involved for making it happen. There isn’t any reason these handbooks, which are meant to be useful to students who are often financially strapped, should ever be closed access. Whether it’s through PhilPapers, or through a more traditional press that… Read more »
- Comment on PhilPapers Publishes Its First Book by Daniel MuñozImagine being an intro-level student, intrigued by formal e, and coming across this volume. It would be a godsend. Who knows how many wandering Googlers are about to get hooked on philosophy? Three huge cheers to the contributors, the editors, and PhilPapers! (And fingers crossed that PhilPapers puts out a… Read more »
- Comment on Teaching-Focused Philosophy PhD Programs by Carolyn JenningsLooking at the 2018 APDA survey data, 5 or more past graduates and current students gave an average rating of “very satisfied” for teaching preparation at the following programs: Villanova University, University of Kansas, Saint Louis University, Fordham University, Michigan State University, Bowling Green State University, University of Illinois at… Read more »
- Comment on PhilPapers Publishes Its First Book by david chalmersjonathan and richard did all the work, and did a great job. we were happy to delegate reviewing to them after approving the initial proposal. we’re not planning any large-scale move into publishing at this point and don’t have a systematic apparatus for publishing in place, but we were happy… Read more »
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- “As far as I am concerned, everybody should write like a man.” Terry Castle sounds off on the authorial life, self-importance, and the value of humor Read more »
- Lillian Ross’s brilliant viciousness spanned American letters: Capote was a leech, Nora Ephron a liar. And you wouldn’t have wanted to get her started on the NYRB Read more »
- Intellectuals agree: Unlike our ancestors, we live in a disenchanted society. But what of our obsession with healing crystals, chakras, and the occult? Read more »
- Kissinger, Rostow, and Brzezinski were academics who became influential policy makers. How did political science become irrelevant to politics? Read more »
- In the 1980s, George Will’s conservatism was prophetic. Today his political sensibility is antiquated, addressing problems that no longer exist Read more »
The website philosophynews.com was launched in 1997 by a blogger named Richard Jones under the name Philosophy News Service and started mainly as a service-oriented website to help inform the philosophical community about events like conferences and publications, philosophy-related news, and information about philosophers.
Today, Philosophy News has broadened its vision in an attempt to reach a wider readership and bring philosophy to both professionals and non-professionals alike. While the site still counts professional philosophers as a core part of its readership, reaching intelligent readers in other disciplines and laypersons interested in philosophical topics is an important secondary focus.
- Intellectuals agree: Unlike our ancestors, we live in a disenchanted society. But what of our obsession with healing crystals, chakras, and the occult?Intellectuals agree: Unlike our ancestors, we live in a disenchanted society. But what of our obsession with healing crystals, chakras, and the occult? Continue reading . . . News source: Arts & Letters Daily Click the title to visit philosophynews.com for more Read more »
- Nature, the Artful Modeler: Lectures on Laws, Science, How Nature Arranges the World and How We Can Arrange It Better2019.06.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nancy Cartwright, Nature, the Artful Modeler: Lectures on Laws, Science, How Nature Arranges the World and How We Can Arrange It Better, Open Court, 2019, 159pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780812694680. Reviewed by Eric Winsberg, The University of South Florida… Read more »
- PhilPapers Publishes Its First BookIn a move that may signal disruptive changes to academic philosophy publishing, PhilPapers, the free, massive, online philosophy database, has published its first book—an open-access edited collection. It’s The Open Handbook of Formal Epistemology, edited by Richard Pettigrew (Bristol) and Jonathan Weisberg (Toronto), and it features the following contributions: “Precise Credences”,… Read more »
- Bioethicists’ Letter on the “Ethically Abhorrent” Treatment of Children at the U.S. BorderOver 800 bioethicists have signed a letter calling for the United States government to remedy its failures to assure the children it is detaining at its border are in safe and sanitary conditions. photo from U.S. Customs and Border Protection The letter has been provided to the lawyers representing the class of… Read more »
- Student Reflection Snapshot: Savannah PearlmanThis series of Student Reflections is based on interviews conducted by Elyse Purcell and Sarah Horne during the APA’s 2019 Central Division Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Savannah Pearlman received her B.A. ... Read more... Continue reading . . . News source: Blog of the APA Click the title to visit philosophynews.com for more Read more »
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- Student Reflection Snapshot: Savannah PearlmanThis series of Student Reflections is based on interviews conducted by Elyse Purcell and Sarah Horne during the APA’s 2019 Central Division Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Savannah Pearlman received her B.A. ... Read more...
- The Question of Revolutionary Responsibility and Erica Burman’s Fanon, Education, Actionby Nigel Gibson What I want to present here is a part of a larger ongoing discussion of the centrality of Frantz Fanon’s work as ... Read more...
- Recently Published Book Spotlight: The Cunning of ImaginationEugene Garver Ph.D.’s is from the Committee for the Analysis of Ideas and the Study of Methods at The University of Chicago. Since then, he ... Read more...
- APA Member Interview: Annette MartinAnnette Martin is a PhD candidate in philosophy at New York University. She works in social philosophy, epistemology, and philosophy of race, and her current ... Read more...
- We Have a Crisis in U.S. Higher Educationby Chris Rawls The teaching structure of higher education has altered drastically in the past two decades and those in power do not want to ... Read more...
Oh hello. My name is Maria Popova. I am a reader and writer, and I write about what I read here on Brain Pickings — my one-woman labor of love. Drawn from my extended marginalia on the search for meaning across literature, science, art, philosophy, and the various other tentacles of human thought is a record of my own becoming as a person — intellectually, creatively, spiritually — and an inquiry into what it means to live a good life.
- Kahlil Gibran on Friendship and the Building Blocks of Meaningful Connection“In the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” “We can count on so few people to go that hard way with us,” the poet Adrienne Rich observed as she contemplated the art of honorable human relationships on the cusp of the Internet revolution that… Read more »
- How John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor’s Pioneering Intimate Partnership of Equals Shaped the Building Blocks of Social Equality and Liberty for the Modern World“Compromise is not a sign of the collapse of one’s moral conscience. It is a sign of its strength, for there is nothing more necessary to a moral conscience than the recognition that other people have one, too. A compromise is a knot tied tight between competing decencies.” Half a… Read more »
- The Lost Words: An Illustrated Dictionary of Poetic Spells Reclaiming the Language of NatureFrom acorn to wren, a vibrant encyclopedia of enchantments reweaving our broken web of belonging with the rest of nature. “Words belong to each other,” Virginia Woolf’s melodious voice unspools in the only surviving recording of her speech — a 1937 love letter to language. “In each word, all words,”… Read more »
- Keats on Depression and the Mightiest Consolation for a Heavy Heart“I am now so depressed I have not an Idea to put to paper — my hand feels like lead — and yet it is an unpleasant numbness it does not take away the pain of existence…” “One feels as if one were lying bound hand and foot at the… Read more »
- Relativity, the Absolute, the Human Search for Truth: Nobel Laureate and Quantum Theory Originator Max Planck on Science and Mystery“Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.” “The universe will always be much richer than our ability to understand it,” Carl Sagan wrote… Read more »
Welcome to Philosophy Now, the bi-monthly magazine for everyone interested in ideas. Published since 1991, it is the winner of the 2016 Bertrand Russell Society Award. Please look around!
- The Parable of the Atheist and the Logical PositivistMichael Langford drops in on the afterlife for an argument about personal identity.
- Confuciusby Kenneth White
- Philosopher at a Film FestivalThomas E. Wartenberg reports from the 22nd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival.
- About AboutnessRaymond Tallis has some thoughts about intentionality.
- LettersRemarks Re: Marx • Looking@Locke • Free For All • Wrong Footed On Ought v Is • Making Not Much of a Difference • Ethics of Future Groups • Elements of Spinoza • A Stand on Rand • Artful Dodging • Plumb This
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Welcome to 1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology, an ever-growing set of original 1000-word essays on philosophical topics. We publish new essays frequently, so check back for updates.
- The Sleeping Beauty ProblemAuthor: Daniel Peterson Categories: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Logic and Reasoning Word count: 998 Imagine that Beauty takes part in an experiment: on Sunday night, she is put to sleep. Then, the experimenters flip a fair coin. If the coin lands heads, Beauty is awakened on Monday, then is put… Read more »
- Wu-Wei: Acting without DesireAuthor: Henrique Schneider Categories: Chinese Philosophy, Historical Philosophy Word Count: 997 Wu-wei (無爲, wúwéi) is a central concept in early Chinese philosophy. However, different schools of thought conceptualized the notion differently, so it is difficult to briefly capture its multiple senses and uses. Our focus here will be on one… Read more »
- Reparations for Historic InjusticeAuthor: Joseph Frigault Category: Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics Word Count: 996 History is marked by large-scale injustice. In the United States alone, Native Americans were violently displaced, Africans were enslaved and their descendants subject to lynchings and Jim Crow laws, and Japanese Americans were interned during… Read more »
- Camus on the Absurd: The Myth of SisyphusAuthor: Erik Van Aken Category: Phenomenology and Existentialism, Ethics Word Count: 1000 “There is only one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.” – Albert Camus It might seem flippant to remark that the… Read more »
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King’s College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, “without any gaps.” The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition.
- Volume 5 Indian Philosophy publication dateJonardon and I have now been given a specific date for the publication of Classical Indian Philosophy, the book based on the podcast series we did on Indian thought: if all goes well it will come out in March 2020! And before that Medieval Philosophy should appear in September, I… Read more »
- What to expect when you're expecting Africana philosophy part 2This coming Sunday (May 26, 2019) Chike and I will be launching part two of the series on Africana philosophy; the overview page for these episodes is already up and has general further reading suggestions. To whet your appetite here is our current thinking on what will be covered. Note… Read more »
- Google PlayHey North Americans! You should now being able to listen to both feeds of the podcast on Google Play (service not available outside N America). Here are the links: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iyme5gdw6w76p3yhsu52zn7as5a https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Irbqpnsan4fafpi6zp6blpmddty Read more »
- Kwame GyekyeOne of the leading figures in the story we've been telling about Africana Philosophy has been Kwame Gyekye; recently the sad news of his passing has been announced. For me learning about his work in the field of African thought was a revelation because I knew him previously only as… Read more »
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- New York-listed NIO’s recalling a third of its flagship EV after recent fire incidentsChinese electric-car manufacturer NIO, which went public in New York last year, is recalling around 4,800 units of its flagship electric SUV after the model caught fire or sputtered smoke in multiple incidents in recent months. NIO announced the recall after one of its ES8 vehicles emitted smoke in Shanghai… Read more »
- Bye-bye Panasonic? Tesla is working on making its own batteriesIt’s getting obvious Tesla wants to move deeply into the battery business. The California carmaker is now developing its own battery cells at a “secret lab,” CNBC reported yesterday (June 26). Employees working out of an existing facility near its Fremont manufacturing plant are developing battery cell prototypes, and new… Read more »
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- “Liberal racism” continues to plague Britain’s universities“So how’s it going at work?” It’s a common question. The kind of question which normally opens a nice warm catch up between friends. But if you are a non-white academic, the question carries a different connotation. You might respond to it with an eye-roll and a sigh, which tells… Read more »
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- Does anyone know of any philosophies on time?I can’t stop thinking about the concept of time and it’s importance, and it’s role in our society at large. It is keeping me awake at night. Please I need some reference so I can at least conclude some of my question. submitted by /u/Ginsey20 [link] [comments] Read more »
- Did Frege reject psychology? If so in what way and for what reasons?submitted by /u/jlenders [link] [comments] Read more »
- Do inverted vision goggles disprove the existence of qualia?When the person eventually gets used to the goggles, they will not be able to tell whether they are experiencing a new qualia or whether they adapted. submitted by /u/Smith_421 [link] [comments] Read more »
- Is there meaningful distinction between 'Data' and 'Information', and if so, why do we prefer 'Information' in physics (...) and is there a paradox?To clarify I'm using the following sentence as defining the relationship. "Data becomes information when viewed in context or post-analysis." I also presume that all things that exist by definition have precise and specific data (even if it can only be represented stochastically).I don't think this is questionable. In this… Read more »
- "Why reductionism is incompatible with everyday life." This article argues that asking in depth questions and analyzing them in the light of reductionism leads, among other things, to a deconstruction of the idea of the self, and, therefore, a reductionist mindset is incompatible with everyday life.