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Embracing Retributivism

Leo Zaibert (Union College)

Leo Zaibert reviews Gregg D. Caruso's "Rejecting Retributivism" with response by Gregg D. Caruso

Genre

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Law

Length

12,500 words

Keywords

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."

Genre

Metaphilosophy

Length

3.400 words

Keywords

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."

Genre

Epistemology, Continental Philosophy

Length

3,800 words

Keywords

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."

Genre

Political Philosophy

Length

2,800 words

Keywords

Liberalism, Racism, Political Theory

Liberating Plato's Prisoners

Chiara Ricciardone

"For Plato, true knowledge of the form of the good, attained by the few, must overrule the differing opinions of democratic debate."

Genre

Metaphysics, Decolonial Thought

Length

4,000 words

Keywords

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."

Genre

Epistemology, Metaphilosophy

Length

2.500 words

Keywords

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."

Genre

Social Theory, Political Philosophy

Length

5,000 words

Keywords

Race, Racism, Reality, Democracy

Messy Freedoms

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."

Genre

Ethics, Social Philosophy,

Length

5,500 words

Keywords

Freedom, Care, Sex, Climate Change,