by Robert Gressis ____ A number of philosophers have claimed that philosophy papers typically have too few citations. If you don’t believe me, do a Google search. Why should philosophers want their papers to have more citations than they do? I can think of six reasons: Having a Conversation: if people reading your paper want to know what you’re responding […]
Since we began in 2015, the Electric Agora has been enjoying a steadily increasing readership. Last year, 2019, EA was read 209,170 times by 89,620 distinct readers. With increased readership comes increased attention, and I am concerned about the site’s use of unlicensed images for its banners and article thumbnails. Mariah Gregg-Fling is a former student of mine and a […]
by Daniel Tippens (Note from the editor: This essay is being cross-published on the author’s blog The Related Public) The problem of evil aims to show that the properties of the Judeo-Christian God are incompatible with the existence of evil. Broadly, the idea goes something like this. God is Omniscient (all-knowing) God is Omnipotent (all-powerful) God is Omnibenevolent (all-good) Evil […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ Every culture and sub-culture develops and employs its own distinctive terminology and sometimes even its own language. At times, these linguistic innovations may be difficult to understand, especially in the absence of competent bilinguals. Perhaps one of the best contemporary examples of such a language is that of the Woke (WL). While WL’s semantic and […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman Joshua Rasmussen of Azusa Pacific University and I discuss my ongoing Prolegomena for a Pluralist Metaphysics.
by E. John Winner 1. Popular music has become a swamp, with sinkholes and tangled underbrush. Every musical form can now be considered a “niche” music – not a shading along a spectrum, but a patch in a crazy quilt of vaguely related or wholly unrelated sound and lyrical stylings. Strangely, it was once possible to imagine a single history […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ **Note: This essay goes up in the midst of another wave of Covid-19 in the US. In some places, it is a first wave and in others, a second. Regardless it rightly disturbs us, and I think many will be tempted to dismiss what I say below, as if it is obviously refuted by what’s […]
The third of my ongoing series of discussions with Crispin Sartwell on my Prolegomena for a Pluralist Metaphysics.
by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ As these prolegomena begin to wind down, I want to step back and speak a bit more generally about the conception of philosophy – and of inquiry more generally — from which they spring. Sellars, of course, in the opening paragraphs of “Philosophy and the Scientific Image of Man,” gave his own account of what […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ I cannot recall a time which sent my mind swimming like this one. Nor can I remember a series of events that have provoked such strong thoughts and feelings as those I have been experiencing of late. Indeed, I cannot recall a summer this tense since the notorious Summer of 1977 – the “Summer of […]