We were mentioned briefly in this piece: … Wars, industrialization, and the nuclear bomb demanded obedience. So, philosophy followed science in specialization. It shut down its probing questions and cleansed its broad ethical mantle, becoming neutral to good and bad. It had nothing to do with society. That’s why modern “philosophers” lose no sleep over […]
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An article in the New York Times. “Trump’s playbook should be familiar to any student of critical theory and philosophy. It often feels like Trump has stolen our ideas and weaponized them.”
Neat piece from Quartz. “The science guy said he learned the importance of major philosophical figures. “People allude to Socrates and Plato and Aristotle all the time, and I think many of us who make those references don’t have a solid grounding,” he said. “It’s good to know the history of philosophy.”
Chris Newfield has an essay out in IHE that summarizes his new book. You can find it here. Excerpt: “In short, the public university’s first private-sector lesson is that private funding serves the public interest as well as public funding. And the logical response is, great, let the public interest be defined by what the […]
“If you are a tenured (or tenure-track) faculty member, you are both the instrument and the direct beneficiary of exploitation.” read more here.
For Americans feeling anxiety over the election of Donald Trump, some wise perspective from the German philosopher via Firmin DeBrabander, associate professor of philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Hegel, he says, believed that progress does not happen without crisis and conflict, that “happy periods are blank pages in history.” When there is […]