The classic SNL sketch uncovers the truth about white privilege!
Mike Rugnetta of the Reasonably Sound podcast explains Deadpools apparent self-awareness by laying down some body phenomenology courtesy of our main man Maurice.
No doubt Zizek sees himself as a Lacanian figure, kissing the cheek of culture at the right moment so as to disturb its psychical neuroses – each polemical world a calculated cure. From the other side however, it feels very much like an old man has spit all over our faces. And when we decide to avoid the next session, he’ll call us to remind us that this moist therapy is essential.
How is it that we’re supposed to approach a difficult text in a childlike manner after going through some rigorous process of hermeneutical examination of the text and ourselves?
Does our public discourse have the capacity for many negative assessments of one another’s intellectual character? How long we can go before our conversations become fit for cable news rather than reasoned discussion?
A roundup of recent philosophical activity on the Internet.
A couple of video games for your phone will not only keep you busy on the subway, but allow you to contemplate issues of personhood and ethics at the same time.
Philosopher Peter Railton, who recently gave the John Dewey Lecture at a meeting of the American Philosophical Association, is being widely praised for his courage because of one of the topics he addressed: his own struggles with depression, and how that’s connected with his philosophical activity.
Is K-12 public schooling that leads to the moral relativism of college students?
“I don’t know how many times we’ve been at a philosophy party when I wander back to my philosopher after making the rounds of conversation with other non-philosophers, I discover that he is in heated and angry-sounding discussion with other philosophers. When it’s all over, though, everyone is happy and joking and full of philosophy intoxication.”
In 2011, Dan Conley started, and completed, My Montaigne Project: a series of 107 essays, one a day for 107 days, each inspired by one of Montaigne’s 107 Essais. This week, he brought it back to the web with a newly designed website.
The Redskins should think seriously about looking to Florida State University, whose mascot has the blessing of an actual tribe.
A Spinoza scholar clarifies the difference: Your knowledge lives on vs. you share in (and so in part are) divine knowledge now.
A piece by the Nobel Prize-winning economist (and aspiring philosopher) is a strangely awful attempt by an intellectual to communicate with the general public.
Michael Burgess discusses how moral philosophies often require an ideal or transcendent view from which actions can be judged and how this manifests (or doesn’t) in contemporary individualism.
Why do we treat the sins of Feynman and Žižek differently? Is plagiarism worse than sexism?
Which philosophers are most cited according to Google Scholar since 2009?
What are your thoughts on machines that can predict what you’re going to do in the next five minutes? Do you think that everything that happens now in the universe was causally determined by some event(s) that happened before it? When professional philosophers check people’s intuitions it looks as though sometimes people generally agree that we have free will even if Continue Reading …
No-one could argue that technology does not make our lives easier, or that technology has not been one of the great liberators in the history of humankind; it certainly has been. Our lives would be more solitary, poorer, nastier, more brutish and shorter without technology, to steal a line from Hobbes. We should hope for continued advances in this liberating Continue Reading …
I am a regular listener of the show, and my dad, Jonathan White, has even been a guest (episode 72, “Terrorism”). I am a music history professor at Mercer University and became very excited when the discussion on episode 94 focused on music and, in particular, two major issues: 1) music and noise; 2) music and the cult of originality Continue Reading …