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Jim Tigwell
  • Kitchener, Ontario
  • Canada
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University of Waterloo
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In my first intro course in philosophy, I was taught that if someone who knows nothing about the topic can't read my paper and get something out of it, I need to rewrite it. The message there is that part of the value of philosophy is in its ability to be applied by nonspecialists. I've tried to carry out that lesson in my writing, and blog about applied philosophy at

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