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 the Contemporary World: Women’s History and the Politics of Shame in Ireland

By Clara Fischer This year, women’s history month opened in Ireland with revelations of a mass-grave containing infant remains at a former institution for single … 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: 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: Bisexuality and the Culture of Professional Philosophy

By Christina Rawls “Feminist blogging is basically the 21st Century version of consciousness raising.” Courtney Martin, Feministing At the start of the film The Lobster, … 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…