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Taking Philosophy into the Field Workshop

Hello, public philosophers. I'm part of the team that's running the workshop on 'Taking Philosophy into the Field' on Friday morning during the upcoming PPN meeting in Atlanta on March 14-16.

In case anyone wants to get a head start on thinking through some of the issues we'll be addressing at the workshop, I invite you to participate in the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective discussion of our recent article…


Added by J. Britt Holbrook on February 5, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Climate Change, Narcissism, Denial, Apocalypse

(For some reason this link only works if it is pasted into a browser.)

Added by Robert D. Stolorow on November 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments


My latest project, although one that has been cooking for about a decade, is POLINITICS. Check it out and subscribe at


Added by David E. McClean on October 12, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What Did We Learn From 9/11?

A little applied Heidegger for the general public.

Added by Robert D. Stolorow on September 28, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Workshop on Sagacity and Commerce at March 2013 PPN Conference


I will be leading a workshop on Sagacity and Commerce at the March PPN conference. If anyone is interested in finding our more about it, please contact me at .  Here is the workshop description:


Workshop: Sagacity and Commerce

David E. McClean, PhD

Rutgers University (Newark) and

Molloy College


Should academic philosophers increasingly turn their…


Added by David E. McClean on August 22, 2012 at 2:07pm — No Comments

A Reflection on Analytical and Language Philosophies


By Sharam Kohan

Ways in which much of twentieth century philosophy in Britain and in recent decades in the United States has been dominant is analytical with a focus on language which analyzes expression of concepts.   Although Australia and Scandinavian countries have a share in the development of this philosophical movement, their roles have been less substantial.  Despite this tradition…


Added by Sharam Kohan on July 8, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

On Dwarkin's Justice for Hedgehogs

I just finished reading parts of  Dworkin's Justice for Hedgehogs. It claims to defend objectivism in ethics. Yet there is not a single mention of sentience, and of duties to non-human sentient beings.  (I may have missed a sentence).

That completely ignores the possibility that all moral value derives from the presence of consciousness and of feeling!

The entire Buddhist tradition -- perhaps as compassionate a tradition as we have had anywhere in human history -- must have been…


Added by carlo filice on January 27, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

[repost] Carpe Diem and the Longer Now

At Talking Philosophy, I argue that act-consequentialism can avoid the argument from integrity by biting the ultimate bullet: endorsing fatalism.

Added by Benjamin S Nelson on January 10, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Engaging Public Policy

Philosophers ought to be interested in the Research Works Act, a bill currently before Congress.

Added by J. Britt Holbrook on January 6, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments

Going public in newspapers

10-step advice.

Added by J. Britt Holbrook on January 5, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Public philosophy in Slate

Click here to find a new article in Slate Magazine that discusses ethical and policy concerns over new technologies, advertisements, and you.

Added by J. Britt Holbrook on January 4, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

What the gods really want

Hi everyone,

for those of you open to the possibility of a sane theistic-picture of reality -- where what really matters is respected and pursued -- may I gently suggest a new book of mine? (see below).  It has a slightly Indian flavor.

I wrote it in part to counter the narrow and excessively anthropocentric models pushed by most "western" religions. We philosophers must not cede the religious ideas/values public arena to narrow-minded voices.

I am hoping…


Added by carlo filice on December 30, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments

A New Philosophy for the 21st Century

This just out in the Chronicle Review, and article by Adam Briggle and me. At and attached: …


Added by Robert Frodeman on December 11, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments

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