Month: March 2021

  • Love, Memory, and Children’s classics

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ All history was palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary. In no case would it have been possible, once the deed was done, to prove that any falsification had taken place. Books, also, were recalled and rewritten again and again, and were invariably reissued without any […]

  • Immigration and Freedom: A Conversation with Chandran Kukathas

    by Kevin Currie-Knight ____ Kevin talks with Chandran Kukathas (Singapore Management University) about his new book Immigration and Freedom, as well as his pluralistic approach to political philosophy. In the book, Kukathas argues that immigration restrictions not only problematically restrict the freedom of immigrants but also of citizens, and that many gains that immigration proponents/skeptics […]

  • Conceptualizing Language

    by Mark English ____ Complex language is a precondition not only for the kinds of interaction which characterize human societies but also for many kinds of thinking. It is both social and biological. A language only develops in a context of social continuity over an extended period of time, though it is typically learned very […]

  • What a Man’s Gotta’ Do: Virtue Ethics and The Situationally Prudent

    by E. John Winner ___ Virtue ethics is an attempt to find a code of behavior within one’s self.  This may, as with the Stoa or the Tao, be a living through of some logic or being of the natural order of the universe, but it is not an attempt to find a moral reality […]

  • On Catholic Colleges and the atonement: a conversation with Chris Dodsworth

    by Robert Gressis ___ Chris Dodsworth (Professor, Spring Hill College) and I talk about what it’s like to teach at a Catholic college (spoiler: it’s good!) and the doctrine of the Atonement. We focus in particular on why Christians care about the Atonement, why the doctrine is baffling, how to make it less baffling, and […]

  • everyday philosophers

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ Join EA’s own Robert Gressis (Cal State Northridge) and his guests for EVERYDAY PHILOSOPHERS, a podcast dedicated to conversations with the non-celebrity philosophers who do most of the teaching and research in the US and elsewhere.

  • Antiracism and k-12 education

    by Kevin Currie-Knight ____ I talked with Samantha Hedges (Heterodox Academy, Substack) about recent articles she has written criticizing critical-race-influenced approaches to diversity and equity training in schools. We talk about why Samantha believes that these trainings inadvertently stoke racial division as well as the possibility of an alternative “common humanity” approach to these issues. […]

  • Cancel Culture is a Misdiagnosed Problem

    by Kevin Currie-Knight ____ I’ve wanted to write this article for a while. Every time, though, I postpone for some reason. Not to worry, of course, because examples of what we call cancel culture abound. The trend seemingly has no expiration date. Whenever I worry that the examples I am going to use will become […]

  • Imagination Under Threat: New Constraints on Literature and Acting

    by Miroslav Imbrišević ‘The man who has no imagination has no wings.’ –Muhammad Ali ___ A new paradigm has emerged in literature and acting. Imagination and artistic ability are suspect unless they are accompanied by personal experience. This is the latest prescription in the arts. Social justice activists demand authenticity, if the art in question […]