We upload one essay a week to this page.
Leo Zaibert (Union College)
Leo Zaibert reviews Gregg D. Caruso's "Rejecting Retributivism" with response by Gregg D. Caruso
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Law
Punishment, Free Will, Responsibility
Thinking Out of Order
Thomas Bartscherer (Bard College)
"When we think, we 'withdraw' from the world of appearances, in order to make present to the mind what is absent from the senses."
Hannah Arendt, Thinking
Take It or Leave It: The Political and Epistemic Effects of Academic Freedom
Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Warwick)
"Universities ought not to shy away from the fact that they are in the business of radically making and remaking epistemic and political subjects."
Epistemology, Continental Philosophy
Academic Freedom, Epistemic Vices, Free Speech
The Philosophical Legacy of Charles W. Mills
Elvira Basevich (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
"Death brings in its wake a peculiar sense of aloneness in which one loses the image of one’s self that another held."
Liberalism, Racism, Political Theory
Liberating Plato's Prisoners
"For Plato, true knowledge of the form of the good, attained by the few, must overrule the differing opinions of democratic debate."
Metaphysics, Decolonial Thought
Decolonization, Political Thought, Allegory of the Cave
In Praise of Co-Authoring
Matyáš Moravec and Peter West (Durham University)
"We think philosophy is due an ethos change; one where the myth of the “lone genius” is dispelled and where co-authoring is both encouraged and acknowledged."
Authorship, Lone Genius, Knowledge
Racialization and Human Reality
Lewis R. Gordon (University of Connecticut)
"The logic of power by which race is produced is deceptive, since it requires treating as a fixed, natural, or ontological feature of reality that which is made or constructed."
Social Theory, Political Philosophy
Race, Racism, Reality, Democracy
Maggie Nelson (University of Southern California)
"I’d like the book to be offering an experience of a way of thinking as much as, or more than, offering strong arguments for what freedom is or ought to be."
Ethics, Social Philosophy,
Freedom, Care, Sex, Climate Change,