Tag: Racism

  • Critical Race Theory and Schools

    by Kevin Currie-Knight ____ Ben Blaisdell, a colleague at East Carolina State, and I discuss critical race theory (CRT) and its applicability to K-12 education. Ben’s research and work in schools relies heavily on critical race frameworks, and at a time where people are so polarized about CRT, Ben explains what it is, what it’s […]

  • Learning to be Tribeless

    by Kevin Currie-Knight ___ I like to think that I’m a pretty distinct individual; that my thought is not easily swayed by the company I keep; and that I am relatively immune to thought bubbles. However, the year 2020 taught me not only that this is less true than I had thought, but also how […]

  • three lectures on ethics and animals

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ Three lectures from my Ethics and Contemporary Issues course on the subject of animals and ethics.  I cover material from Peter Singer, Cora Diamond, and Bernard Williams. First Lecture: Peter Singer on Our Ethical Obligations to Animals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYe6z7EUXaQ&list=PLYpFt8HxKBGvo2CSBGfHUx2_sm6zcZMvg&index=8&ab_channel=AravisTarkheena Peter Singer, a contemporary philosopher at Princeton University, is most famous for […]

  • Crispin sartwell: humans are animals. get over it.

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ On the latest episode of Sophia, Crispin Sartwell and I talk about Crispin’s article for the New York Times, “Humans are Animals: Let’s Get Over It” (2/23/2021).  https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/opinion/humans-animals-philosophy.html Topics include: Humanism and its roots; Racism; Hume’s Naturalism; and Normativity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnvzCH1PqGM&t=26s&ab_channel=ElectricAgora 0:00​ Crispin and Dan catch up after a hiatus 7:50​ […]

  • Viewpoint Diversity and the Idea of Neutrality

    by Luke Cuddy ___ Neutrality is a Laudable Goal: A Clarification of Viewpoint Diversity Critics of neutrality abound. For one thing, neutrality is boring compared to the hot, partisan take that gets the most clicks. In social settings, people who take the path of least resistance and don’t have an opinion on anything are often […]

  • Racist Language

    by Miroslav Imbrišević I’m white, but I know a thing or two about racism. When I was three, my parents moved to Germany. In kindergarten, a boy once invited me to come and play at his home in the afternoon. I had never been to a German home. We played in the vegetable patch, and […]

  • 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 https://www.budgetbytes.com/basic-chili/ Chicken Piccata https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/chicken-piccata-recipe2-1913809 Oliver Traldi’s Very Polite Evisceration of Kate Manne’s Latest Effort in Polemics Masquerading as […]

  • Kant, Racism and Global Philosophy

    by Bharath Vallabha Nowadays when racism is reflexively brought up as an explanation for social phenomena, I cringe. The person who raises it usually does so excitedly, as if they have penetrated to the heart of the issue. But most of the time I find they are confusing passion for clarity and skipping over all […]

  • America and the Enlightenment Philosophers

    by Bharath Vallabha Context is a funny thing. In an academic context – of philosophy courses and institutional structures – for a long time, my gut reaction to the great Enlightenment thinkers like Locke, Hume and Kant used to be: “Oh, not just more of this again. Their views, marred by racism, exhibit a false […]

  • The Enlightenment Wars

    by David Ottlinger There was a time, I remember it distinctly, when I felt that having opinions on the Enlightenment put me very much in the minority. As an undergrad, in the late aughts, I read a great deal of Locke, Rousseau, Tocqueville and especially Kant. I and my fellow students in the philosophy department […]