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 A. Kaufman ___ EA will be going on a brief hiatus, as I confront a family emergency. My father is in medical ICU, and his future is uncertain at the current moment. If any of our fine writers sends me an essay, I will publish it, but I will not be able to produce anything myself for a […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman I know that it is last-hour — nominations close today — but for those APA members who are readers, please nominate Justin Kalef and Shane Wilkins for the APA leadership. Both have committed themselves to working to refocus the organization’s attention away from identity politics and towards purely professional concerns. More details at Leiter Reports. See […]
Bharath Vallabha studied philosophy at Cornell and Harvard, and taught at Bryn Mawr. In academia he specialized in philosophy of mind and action, with a focus on embodied cognition and its relation to ordinary language philosophy, phenomenology and pragmatism. Currently he has an administrative job at an accounting firm in the DC area. His reasons for leaving academia can be […]
Daniel Tippens How will you look for it … when you do not know at all what it is? How will you aim to search for something you do not know at all? If you should meet with it, how will you know that this is the thing that you did not know? Plato, Meno ___ As readers know, I […]
Dear Readers, As you may know, I’m in the Philosophy Ph.D program at the University of Miami. Over the past year I’ve been developing the contours of my dissertation, and have written a non-technical, impressionistic introduction to it. It doesn’t contain a mountain of technical references or jargon, and is going to be developed much further and with more rigor, […]
Diogo Henrique Bispo Dias got his B.A and Masters in Philosophy at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. He is currently a PhD student at University of São Paulo and a visiting scholar at University of Miami. His main philosophical interests are philosophy of logic, philosophy of science and the Vienna Circle.
The Editors We are pleased to announce a new feature at EA, “Around the Web,” where you will find links to items of interest that we and our contributors have found in the course of our excursions into cyberspace.
The Editors are please to announce a new feature on The Electric Agora: “Bits and Pieces.” Like our Provocations feature, Bits and Pieces are meant to stimulate thought and discussion, but not with respect to political and other hot-button issues. Instead, Bits and Pieces will allow authors to address a number of different intellectual subjects and ideas, on which they […]
Lillie Sauer is working towards graduating from Missouri State University in 2018, with a BS in Philosophy and Psychology. After dabbling in the biological sciences, interested in pursuing research opportunities in the field of neuroscience, she decided to finish her undergraduate degree with the addition of a second major in philosophy. In doing so, she was happily able to reconcile […]