“Good Practices”

by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ I am mostly out of the philosophy profession and have been for several years now, so but for Justin Weinberg and his Daily Nous, I would be unaware of the vital goings-on of professional philosophy's Bright Young Things and their fellow travelers. I would have never have known, for example,... Continue Reading →

Open Letter Concerning Academic Freedom

by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ Alex Byrne has brought it to my attention that my Open Letter defending Kathleen Stock and academic freedom in the University, with its sizeable roster of remarkable signatories, is no longer available at Google Sites, where it was originally posted, in January 2021. I originally composed the letter with the... Continue Reading →

New Year Musings

by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ 2021 was dominated by Covid. But, competing for our attention has been the deepening and hardening of our political divisions, with Trumpers on one fringe, Social Justice lunatics on the other, and the bewildered, seemingly impotent majority of the country in between, wondering what the hell is going on and... Continue Reading →

On The Disgraceful treatment of Kathleen Stock

by Andrew Gleeson ____ Late last week British philosopher Kathleen Stock announced on Twitter her resignation from a professorship at the University of Sussex. This followed a long and vicious campaign against her over several years by radical transgender rights’ activists both on and off the university campus. Stock’s early work focused on aesthetics, but... Continue Reading →

Some Cranky Thoughts on Philosophers

by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ I haven’t written anything ill-tempered about philosophers in a while. Those who read me regularly will know that for the last two years, I have been managing an ongoing and increasingly bleak situation with my elderly and infirm parents, so the antics of philosophy’s Bright Young Things haven’t seemed very... Continue Reading →

Material Girls: A Conversation with Kathleen Stock

by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ Kathleen Stock (Sussex) and I discuss Kathleen's new book, "Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism." Among other things, we talk the implications of switching our focus from Sex to Gender Identity, why Sex remains essential, and the impact of gender identity politics on the gay and lesbian community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2YZwK6TOaw&ab_channel=ElectricAgora... Continue Reading →

Free Speech and Academic freedom in 2020: A Conversation with David Ottlinger

by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ EA's own David Ottlinger and I discuss the ongoing efforts to silence, de-platform, and otherwise "Cancel" Professor Kathleen Stock, of the University of Sussex for her work and activism on sex and gender related issues; the Daily Nous's treatment of this subject; and the more general question of the capacity... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter Concerning Academic Freedom [And in defense of kathleen stock]

by Daniel A. Kaufman Last week, some of the Usual Suspects in Woke Philosophy published an Open Letter singling out Professor Kathleen Stock of the University of Sussex for condemnation, accusing her of "furthering gender oppression" and "contributing to violence against trans people." Those who have followed the chronicles of philosophy's Woke Set published in... Continue Reading →

The California Dragon

by Bev Jackson ___ The word 'sex' is having a bit of a moment. Not in the bedroom sense, but in its sense of biological sex, male or female. When J.K. Rowling tweeted “If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased,” she ignited... Continue Reading →

All Philosophy is Activist Philosophy

by David Ottlinger ___ I used to brag about the state of philosophy to people concerned about the humanities. Philosophy had fought valiantly on the side of the scientists in the “Science Wars” of the 1980’s and 90’s. Sociology, literary studies and anthropology may have, to varying degrees, succumbed to postmodernism and other such fashionable... Continue Reading →

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