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Newsletter: December 2021

There’s no easy way around Singer’s argument once you encounter it. That’s what makes it dangerous.

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Newsletter: November 2021

According to Grasshopper, the best life is a life devoted to playing games.

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Newsletter: October 2021

On one hand, Heidegger is arguably the most important figure in European philosophy in the twentieth century. On the other hand, he was for a time a card-carrying member of the Nazi Party.

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Newsletter: September 2021

If we can learn to learn from one another, the philosophy of the Americas has tremendous potential for syncretism and growth.

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Newsletter: August 2021

Building a syllabus, at its best, is also an act of love and a gift to those with whom it’s shared. Like a music mix, it’s constructed out of elements that I didn’t make myself but the assembly in uniquely my own.

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Newsletter: July 2021

Anglophone philosophy in the last half-century has slowly pulled its head out of its own proverbial ass and it has done so in no small part thanks to the contribution of these four remarkable women.

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Newsletter: June 2021

Nāgārjuna laid much of the philosophical groundwork for Mahāyāna Buddhism and was foundational to the Madhyamaka school of Buddhist philosophy.

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Newsletter: May 2021

Late April is an exciting time of year if you’re into philosophy and birthday cake. April 22 is the birthday of Immanuel Kant and April 26 is the birthday of Ludwig Wittgenstein, my own philosophical hero.

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Newsletter: April 2021

UNESCO has marked the third Thursday in November as World Philosophy Day but it might have been more apt to set it for April Fools’ Day.

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Newsletter: March 2021

Dominic Ongwen’s life was marred at an early stage by a stroke of staggeringly bad luck. Is he to blame for that bad luck?

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