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Post-Truth and Philosophy

By John Tompkins   We live with truth all around us and yet some people readily embrace lies. Everywhere you turn among the academics and pundits,...

Does Philosophical Language Have to Be Difficult?

By Grant Maxwell   Readers have sometimes asked why my books aren’t more accessible, why they can’t be easily understood by non-academics. At first, I was surprised...
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Philosophy in the Public Interest

by David V. Johnson There appears to be a growing interest among academic philosophers in the idea of “public philosophy,” understood minimally as philosophy addressed...
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Discussion: The Relationship Between Philosophy, Science & Religion

In an interview for What Is It Like to Be a Philosopher?, Clifford Sosis asks Helen De Cruz (Oxford Brookes University) about the relationship between...
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Are we better off giving up the myth of perfect rationality?

by Bence Nanay “There is more to be said for stupidity than people imagine. Personally I have great admiration for stupidity” – the sentiment behind...

PTSD is a Psychological Injury, and Not a Mental Illness: A Natural Response...

by Sasha Kassam   Warning: This article contains content which may be disturbing to survivors of gun violence and/or sexual assault.   I broke my brain in Afghanistan....

Doctoral Student Orientation

by Steven M. Cahn For many years I attended my department’s opening week orientation for new doctoral students. While most arrived unsure or even apprehensive,...

Philosophy Goes to the Future: An Interview with K.K. Edin

The Measurements of Decay is K.K. Edin's debut novel. Described as both "a tortured love letter to philosophy and a space opera spanning centuries,"...

Michael Shermer on utilitarianism, deontology, and “natural rights”

by Massimo Pigliucci   You may have noticed that I don’t opine on quantum mechanics. Or jazz. The reason for this is that — although I’m...

SOMA and I

by Jenelle Salisbury The game “SOMA” is a first-person sci-fi horror game. I study philosophy of mind and cognitive science, so I was thrilled to...