Category: Announcement

  • Electric Agora shutting down, new media venture launching soon

    Today we are shutting down all activities for The Electric Agora and will soon be archiving the site. The social media accounts for The Electric Agora were hacked and posts on those accounts are not us – please unfollow/block/report those accounts. A new media venture by Daniel Kaufman featuring many of Electric Agora’s regular contributors…

  • Site Maintenance Update

    The Electric Agora website is currently undergoing system updates – one result of this is that comments are temporarily disabled on the site. We are working to upgrade many of EA’s features and appreciate your patience and excuse our mess.

  • Announcing our newest podcast, “Culture and Value”

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ The Electric Agora is proud to announce its newest podcast, hosted by our own Mark English, “Culture and Value.” The podcast will be audio only, and available on all the podcast-apps on which our other podcasts are found.  Mark describes the project in this brief, introductory episode. https://youtu.be/NV8ZQT_Fntw

  • please be patient with me!

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ To the EA readership: My father has once again been hospitalized for the effects of Congestive Heart Failure.  I will be traveling to New York this Friday.  Please be patient with me, as content and discussion moderation may be a bit less efficient than usual.  I greatly appreciate it! I…

  • Welcome Mariah Gregg-Fling: EA’s House Artist

    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…

  • EA Taking a Brief Hiatus

    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…

  • APA Nominations

    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…

  • Please Welcome our Newest Contributor, Bharath Vallabha

    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…

  • Shifting Focus

    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…

  • Announcing: A Dissertation Introduction

    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…