Posted on January 19, 2022
In technical terms, pretty much any PhD graduate leaves Plato in the dust. On the other hand, the Republic is a book I actually want to read.
Posted on December 27, 2021
How can you learn anything from a book full of events that, by the author’s own admission, are completely made up?
Posted on November 7, 2021
Both Socrates and Oedipus receive oracular answers that tell them who they are, and these obscure answers launch them on a quest of self-understanding.
Posted on September 8, 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.
Posted on September 1, 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.
Posted on August 25, 2021
Nāgārjuna laid much of the philosophical groundwork for Mahāyāna Buddhism and was foundational to the Madhyamaka school of Buddhist philosophy.
Posted on August 11, 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.
Posted on July 29, 2021
Are philosophers also good lovers? Plato, ever the booster for philosophy, claims that philosophers are really the only true lovers.