Margaret Rowley is a PhD student in ethnomusicology at Boston University, where she works variously on music and gender, nationalism, and torture. Her academic influences come from a broadening array of disciplines, including anthropology, philosophy, and sociology; she is a passionate, if concerned, advocate for the humanities in higher education. Prior to her time at Boston University, she completed degrees […]
Dear readers, The Electric Agora will taking a short break from publishing over the holiday weekend. We will resume our ordinary schedule next Monday. Have a happy holiday! -The Editors.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, many of our contributors would like to share their reactions with our readers. So, over the next week, we will feature their essays in quick succession constituting an “election roundup.” We hope that our readers will join us in the comments beneath each article, engaging our contributors in nuanced dialogue about this year’s […]
The Editors of the Electric Agora are proud to announce the launch of a brand new feature, New York Diary, in which Dan Tippens reports on the experiences and adventures of a young, single, appallingly poor, surprisingly clean, twenty-something magazine proprietor and philosopher in Gotham.
Dear Electric Agora Readers, There will be a slight lull in publications this week due to editorial vacationing. We will resume our ordinary publication schedule starting next week. Stay tuned! -Dan Tippens and Dan Kaufman
The Editors of The Electric Agora are pleased to announce the beginning of a new series on the magazine, “Course Notes.” A number of EA contributors are teachers, and it occurred to us that a lot of interesting things go on in our classrooms — interesting material, interesting lectures, interesting exchanges and discussions with students — and that our readers might enjoy […]
Dear readers, Unfortunately we will be light on publications this week. Dan Tippens and Dan Kaufman are both constrained for time as the latter is currently traveling, and the former is attending to graduate school application requirements. We will resume our ordinary publication schedule starting next week. -Dan Tippens and Dan Kaufman
Dear Electric Agora community, Please welcome Margaret Huang to our editorial team! Margaret graduated Summa Cum Laude from NYU with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy. She will be attending Harvard Law School starting in the fall of 2016. Margaret’s more relevant interests include metaethics, logic, modal logic, philosophy of mind, and law, kayaking, and singing. One of Margaret’s less […]
The aim of Provocations is to offer a number of short bursts on one or several issues, about which the author feels strongly, but on which his or her views may yet not be fully formed. They are meant to be the beginning of a conversation, not the end of one, and are chosen especially for their provocative and discussion-inducing content. Our hope is that they will engender intelligent and impassioned exchanges among our readers. Provocations may come from any of our contributors and will reflect a number of different personal, social, and ideological orientations, which strikes us as a Good Thing.