An older piece, but a good meditation (in the vein of sociology of philosophy) on the relationship between disciplinary standards of rigor and knowledge production outcomes. It may be that transformative thinking can be taught. But we wouldn’t know it the way philosophy typically is taught and practiced. Students learn rigorous argumentation, exquisite attention to detail, and how […]

Escape velocity is the speed needed to break free from the gravitational attraction of a massive body without further propulsion. Achieving it takes lots of energy, especially if the gravitational pull is strong. That’s why most things on the planet stay on the planet. This is a useful concept for thinking about applied philosophers. They […]