By Daniel Tippens In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, many have been searching for explanations for his victory. Some anti-Trumpers cite sexism or nation-wide xenophobia, a distaste for the establishment, and so on. Some Trumpers point to a distaste for politically correct culture, dissatisfaction with the Obama administration’s economic policies, and Clinton’s email scandal. But one thing that has […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman My discussion with Robert Wright on the moral and cultural dimensions of the election. Originally aired on MeaningofLife.TV, November 14, 2016.
by Mark English Contributors to The Electric Agora have – not surprisingly – been giving their reactions to the result of US election. The other contributors are US citizens, so my perspective is different. No call for introspection or soul-searching. Certainly no cri de coeur. If I say, “He’s not my President,” it’s just a simple statement of fact. Moreover […]
by Dwayne Holmes On the night of the election, I went to bed thinking Hillary Clinton was going to win (though it might be a close shave electorally), Democrats could regain control of the Senate, and a third party (if lucky) might get the numbers needed for national success in future elections. I was in for a rude awakening. By […]
by David Ottlinger I am writing on November 9th. Yesterday, I woke up genuinely happy. Early in the morning, I posted the Doors’ song “The End” on Facebook as a little joke. Come what may, we had reached it. This was the end, and I was happy to be there. My choice was more appropriate than I knew. The song […]
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 […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon. Where they are I don’t know. They’re outside my ken. – Pauline Kael, Film Critic for the New Yorker, in the wake of Richard Nixon’s 1972 landslide victory over George McGovern. ____ The Silent Majority has done it again. Not […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman Every Fall, I teach an upper-division course on Aesthetics, which includes topics belonging to the philosophy of art, proper – like whether ‘art’ can be defined – as well as topics that are a part of what one might call the philosophy of art criticism – such as whether our evaluative judgments about works of art […]
by E. John Winner Thus precisely in labour where there seemed to be merely some outsider’s mind and ideas involved, the bondsman becomes aware, through this re-discovery of himself by himself, of having and being a ‘mind of his own.’  When Hegel, in the Phenomenology of Mind, makes an abrupt transition from epistemology per se (how we know about […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman The second of two conversations on the philosophy of David Hume, with Robert Wright. First appeared on the Sophia program, MeaningofLife.TV, October 30, 2016.