Issues in Philosophy

Arrival, Interstellar, and the Transcendence of Temporality

by Grant Maxwell   If you haven’t seen Arrival or Interstellar, I’d advise you to stop reading immediately and go watch them. What I’m about to say will spoil...

The Variety of Good Lives

By Steven M. Cahn   Suppose a person I shall call Leslie cares about others, treats them with respect, and seeks to minimize their distress. Leslie...

MAP: The Power of Just Doing Philosophy

by Miranda Pilipchuk   I started the Villanova chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) in the Spring term of 2017. Our chapter is just turning a...

Epistemic Insouciance

By Quassim Cassam   The following is based on a paper called 'Epistemic Insouciance' that is due to be published in the Journal of Philosophical Research.   The Washington Post...

Humanities Advocacy Day ’18: An interview with Stephen Kidd and Beatrice Gurwitz

National Humanities Advocacy Day (HAD) took place on Tuesday, March 13 after a stimulating meeting of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) the day before....

New APA Blog Series: Women in Philosophy

The APA is excited to announce a new series of the APA Blog called “Women in Philosophy,” which will operate under the auspices of...

Committee on the Status of Women Sponsored Panels at Pacific APA

The Committee on the Status of Women is pleased to announce two panels that it is co-sponsoring at the Pacific APA. Saturday, March 31, 2018,...

The Self and the Selfie

With more data stored from one day's selfies than all the world's books, many have dismissed Generation Selfie as superficial and vain. Yet creative...

Normalizing Pronoun-Sharing at Philosophy Conferences

by Hannah Trees Last month, I attended the Central APA meeting in Chicago to be part of a panel on queer productions of knowledge.  I...

Excerpt from Tar for Mortar: The Library of Babel and the Dream of Totality

The following is an excerpt from Tar for Mortar: The Library of Babel and the Dream of Totality, just released by punctum books. It...