How to Organize Private Prison Divestment

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by Janice Dowell When prisons disappear human beings in order to convey the illusion of solving social problems, penal infrastructures must be created to accommodate … Read more…

Would a Stoic keep a secret? Massimo Pigliucci’s Night of Philosophy

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Massimo Pigliucci was part of the Night of Philosophy and Ideas held at the Brooklyn Public Library in January.  I spoke with Massimo about the discussion he hosted on philosophical approaches … Read more…

On Charity: Ben Abelson’s Night of Philosophy

Ben Abelson led an ethical dilemma discussion concerning charity for the “un-domiciled” at Brooklyn’s Night of Philosophy and Ideas in January. Ben, can you talk about the question … Read more…

How a hackneyed romantic ideal is used to stigmatise polyamory

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by Carrie Jenkins There’s no longer anything unusual about wanting an open relationship. Many who consider themselves progressive about sex, gender, love and relationships know … Read more…

If Aquinas is a philosopher then so are the Islamic theologians

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by Peter Adamson Maybe I’m just an optimist, but I think people today mostly acknowledge the importance and originality of philosophy in the Islamic world. … Read more…

Brooklyn’s Night of Philosophy: Interview with Ian Olasov

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A Night of Philosophy and Ideas was an all-night marathon of philosophy, including 20-minute lectures, readings, ethical dilemma discussions, musical and dance performances, and philosophical yoga in … Read more…