Issues in Philosophy

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Climate Change and Individual Responsibility

by Corey Katz Few dispute that scientists have physically measured an average increase in global average surface temperature of “0.85°C…between 1880 and 2012”. The best hypothesis...

Ten Rules of Thumb for Op-Ed Writing

by David V. Johnson As a former philosophy professor turned journalist, I have firsthand experience of both academia and the news industry, and the unwritten...

Teaching Between (In)Justice and Care

Part One of a Three-part Series on Adjunct Teaching and Student Learning by Alexandra Bradner Take your job. Teach your usual course load and maintain your research...
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Chinese Philosophy in the English-Speaking World: Interview with Bryan Van Norden

Bryan W. Van Norden is a professor in the Philosophy Department and teaches in the Department of Chinese and Japanese at Vassar College. He is a former...

A Philosopher Watches…Captain America: Civil War

The superhero film Captain America: Civil War was released in the US last weekend, grossing $181.8 million and ranking it the fifth largest film opening of...
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Academic Placement Data and Analysis: An Update with a Focus on Gender

by Carolyn Dicey Jennings, Patrice Cobb, and David W. Vinson Since 2015, we have taken part in a project that collects and analyzes placement data for...
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Speaking Pro Re Publica in Ancient Rome and Today (Part 5)

by Chris Barker The Philippics Relationship The “advice to tyrants” genre is a recognized part of the rhetorical tradition. Less-recognized is the individual who publicly criticizes...
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Speaking Pro Re Publica in Ancient Rome and Today (Part 4)

by Chris Barker Debates, Games, Veterans’ Events, and Republican Values Whether it is police misconduct or political correctness on college campuses, the current mood is populist...
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Recent Trends in Philosophy Degrees (1987–2014)

by Robert B. Townsend The number of new philosophy degrees at the baccalaureate and doctoral levels fell sharply from 2013 to 2014, according to a...
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Speaking Pro Re Publica in Ancient Rome and Today (Part 3)

by Chris Barker Donald Trump and Mark Antony’s Playbook Marco Rubio suspended his campaign—and perhaps ended his political career—after his defeat in Florida on March 15....