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…

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: Sounds of Silence, or Are We Responsible for What We Avoid Saying?

By Elisabeth Camp Recent testimony by James Comey and Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee offers fertile terrain for anyone interested in the nuances … 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: Dialogue and Demons–Plato on the Dangers of Normalization

By Ada Bronowski “What? Can the devil speak true?” Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act I, sc3. There is a great deal of talk of ‘normalization’ in the … Read more…

Philosophy in the Contemporary World: The Moral Imperative to Assume the Worst—Philosophy’s Response to Donald Trump

With this post, the Blog of the APA is beginning a new ongoing series. Philosophy in the Contemporary World is aimed at exploring the various … Read more…