Debussy, Chicken Piccata, and Racist Beethoven

by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ One of my favorite Debussy compositions, played exquisitely. Outstanding talk by Brian Leiter on the “Hermeneutics of Suspicion.” Two fantastically simple recipes that I have made recently, and which are excellent. Chili Chicken Piccata Oliver Traldi’s Very Polite Evisceration of Kate Manne’s Latest Effort in Polemics... Continue Reading →

Politics as Religion

by Mark English In a recent piece, I referred to a dispute between Hannah Arendt and Jules Monnerot that brought into sharp relief some perennially important – and contentious – questions about the nature of politics and political commitment. In the late 1940's, Monnerot had written a book which characterized communism as a secular religion,... Continue Reading →

Peak Woke Philosophy

by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ After bearing witness to the train wreck that was the “White Paper on Publication Ethics,” I was convinced that woke philosophy couldn’t possibly get any worse.  I was wrong, of course, and in hindsight, it was foolish of me even to have imagined such a thing.  After all, I had... Continue Reading →

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