Philosophy in the Contemporary World: The Disordered Soul and Presidency of Donald J. Trump

By D. R. Koukal By chance the 2016 presidential season found me teaching a course I regularly offer called “Person and Society.”  The animating idea … Read more…

Philosophy in the Contemporary World: Reflections on Charlottesville

By Lewis Gordon The following text is a revised transcript of a talk Lewis Gordon gave to the Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) as … Read more…

Philosophy in Prison: Educating the Educator

“Philosophy in Prison” is a series of posts generated for the APA Blog by Professor Gabriel Rockhill’s philosophy course, “Class, Race and Social Transformation,” which … Read more…

Ethics and Contemporary Politics: Trump Junior’s Emails and the Rule of Law

By Claire Finkelstein With the release last week of Donald Trump Junior’s emails, from which the public learned that he enthusiastically embraced the offer of … Read more…

Philosophy in the Contemporary World: Do Antifascist Protests Help the Far Right?

By Shane McDonnell Proper societal organization relies on effective decision making processes. These processes influence our places of work, local communities, education, health services, and … Read more…

Philosophy in the Contemporary World: Lessons from Aristotle about Truthfulness

By Alexander Bearden President Donald Trump has been called many things. But one scarcely noted label is what’s most obvious—President Trump boasts. He’s a braggart … Read more…

Philosophy in the Contemporary World: Reaffirming the Norms of Science

This series, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, is aimed at exploring the various ways philosophy can be used to discuss issues of relevance to our … Read more…

Philosophy in the Contemporary World: The State of Exception, Fifteen Years After 9/11

This series, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, is aimed at exploring the various ways philosophy can be used to discuss issues of relevance to our … Read more…