Issues in Philosophy

American Philosophy by John Kaag

You Can’t Force It: Doug Anderson on American Philosophy

Douglas Anderson, Professor and the Department Chair at the University of North Texas, was one of the critics for John Kaag’s American Philosophy: A Love...
American Philosophy by John Kaag

Philosophers Don’t Hug: Mike Ventimiglia on American Philosophy

Michael Ventimiglia, Associate Professor at Sacred Heart University, was one of the critics for John Kaag’s American Philosophy: A Love Story Author Meets Critics session at Eastern APA...
American Philosophy by John Kaag

A Love Story: John Kaag on American Philosophy

John Kaag is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  He is the author of American Philosophy: A Love Story,...

The Case Against Education?

by Steven M. Cahn Princeton University Press recently published a book by the economist Bryan Caplan titled The Case Against Education: Why the Education...

The Problem with Scientism

By Massimo Pigliucci Science is unquestionably the most powerful approach humanity has developed so far to the understanding of the natural world. There is little...
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Philosophy and Pop Music

Micah Tillman is a Core Division instructor at Stanford Online High School, teaching philosophy of science courses to 9th and 10th graders. He is...

Statement from the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University

By Richard Bett The Johns Hopkins Philosophy Department is immensely grateful to Bill Miller for his truly spectacular $75 million gift. The fact that a...

Corrupt the Youth: a philosophy outreach program

By Briana Toole As has been aptly noted by many working in our profession, philosophy has a pipeline problem. While minorities (women, people of color,...
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Could the force really be with us?

Why materialists are wrong and the Jedi right, and how panpsychism might revolutionize science. by Philip Goff How can we explain the ongoing mass appeal of...
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From Awe to Awesome

by Nick Riggle Have you heard the word “awesome” lately? It’s in our films, newsfeeds, and songs; it’s on our t-shirts, menus, and products. “Awesome sells”...