We often hear neo-liberals defending the implementation of so-called globalization policies on the basis of the miraculous improvement in people’s income they have allegedly brought over the last 20 or so years. A new study tells a slightly more nuanced story…
A new friendship always brings with it the prospect of serious and unpredictable change, and there is no guarantee that the change it brings will take the form of moral improvement.
Camus was no existentialist. And later in life, no particular friend of Sartre (and vice versa).
Muslim protesters in Thatcher-era Bradford were not always able to incinerate copies of The Satanic Verses, because (as the novelist Ray Bradbury had told us) the temperature at which books burn is Fahrenheit 451. The human body burns at Fahrenheit 1,500.
Does the philosophical profession have a bias against women? Here is a different point of view.
Does terrorism work? It’s complicated, argues a new book reviewed in the Guardian. “Perhaps most depressing are the testimonies of those who kill, maim and destroy to feel a twisted sense of celebrity or power. One Republican boasts there was no shortage of women “prepared to give more than the time of day” to terrorists. A second talks of “great comradeship”. A third simply says: “I felt important.””
The incredible power that simple silence has on our brain.
A philosophical analysis of the Trump-Clinton contrast, with Trump on the side of Nazi sympathizer Carl Schmitt and Clinton more akin to the dissenting Hannah Arendt.
The Schopenhauer dilemma and midlife crises. The trick is to reorient your priorities from telic to atelic activities…
The timelessness of H.L. Mencken, critic, journalist.
However much we would like it to be otherwise, it’s easier to change language than to change thought.
Neither theism nor atheism: G* might exist, and it likely doesn’t give a crap about you.