Issues in Philosophy

New APA Blog Series: Including Trans Athletes in Competitive Sport

by Dr. Rachel McKinnon and Dr. Aryn Conrad An issue increasingly on people’s minds and in the public eye is whether—and how—transgender women should be allowed...

Aporia and the Implications for the Intuitive Knowledge of Children

by Maria daVenza Tillmanns, PhD When rationality fails us we are puzzled and left with a sense of aporia (απορια) meaning puzzlement or wonderment. We...
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On Public Philosophizing: A Conversation with Caleb Harrison and Macy Salzberger

After the controversial decision not to announce a winner for Marc Sanders Foundation 2017 Public Philosophy Award, I spoke with Caleb Harrison and Macy Salzberger...

Interview with Former Philosophy Graduate Student and Investor Bill Miller

William H "Bill" Miller III is a former philosophy graduate student at Johns Hopkins University; he is also a well-regarded investor, fund manager, and philanthropist....

Women Philosophers Get No Agency: Elisabeth of Bohemia

By Chris Meyns By now we all know the tune. On the whole, women thinkers get less acknowledgement for their work. When they speak in...

Epistemic Vices and Conspiracy Theories

By Quassim Cassam   Another school shooting, another conspiracy theory. In 2012 it was the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that sparked a wave of conspiracy...

Teaching Affirmative Action

By Steven M. Cahn The philosophical literature on affirmative action is extensive (see my collection The Affirmative Action Debate, 2nd ed., Routledge, 2002), and the...

Borges and Philosophy

By Jonathan Basile Does literature have a philosophy? Can it give expression to a consistent system of principles, and assert them as true? Literature, by...

Why Are So Many Young Men Drawn to Jordan Peterson’s Intellectual Misogyny?

By Grant Maxwell It seems to be no accident that Jordan Peterson is having his moment as perhaps the most-discussed North American intellectual during the...

Michael Cholbi on his AMA experience on /r/philosophy

By Michael Cholbi   I recently had the pleasure of completing a live AMA (Ask Me Anything) session as part of reddit’s philosophy platform, /r/philosophy. As...