We upload two essays a month to this page.

 

To read all of the essays we publish at the time of writing, please consider buying a copy of the journal or taking out a subscription

Being-in-the-Room Privilege: Elite Capture and Epistemic Deference

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò (Georgetown University)

"The same tactics of deference that insulate us from criticism also insulate us from connection and transformation."

Genre

Epistemology, Political Philosophy

Length

4,500 words

Keywords

Standpoint epistemology, race, deference, activism

Intercorporeality and Social Distancing

Luna Dolezal (University of Exeter)

"We don’t have to look very far to get some clues as to the consequences of interaction rituals that are dominated by avoidance, fear and distrust."

Genre

Phenomenology

Length

3,500 words

Keywords

Merleau-Ponty, Fanon, embodiment, interaction, alienation

What is "We"?

Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan (Arizona)

"We are never who we think we were nor who we wish to be. Our collectivity requires us to imagine origins and futures that by definition cannot exist.”

Genre

Social Theory

Length

1,250 words

Keywords

Collectivity, identity, nationalism, pedagogy

Shadows of an Alternative Present

Matthew McKeever

Review of Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers by Cheryl Misak

Genre

Logic, Metaphysics

Length

3,000 words

Keywords

Pragmatism, mathematics, Wittgenstein, truth, reality

Technology, Testimony, and The Black Lives Matter Movement

Moya Mapps (Yale University)

"Identity prejudicial stereotypes are those stereotypes that make us systematically underestimate the epistemic trustworthiness of an oppressed or marginalized group.”

Genre

Political Philosophy, Epistemology

Length

2,000 words

Keywords

Black Lives Matter, epistemic injustice, technology

On Having a Voice

Lisa Whiting (Birkbeck, University of London)

Review of Rebecca Solnit’s Recollections of My Non-Existence.

Genre

Feminist Philosophy

Length

1,500 words

Keywords

Feminism, credibility, biography, narrative

The Goods of the Earthly City

Alexander Douglas

Review of Martin Hägglund's This Life.

Genre

Political Philosophy, Metaphysics

Length

2,500 words

Keywords

Religion, capitalism, Marx, Augustine, eternity, finitude

Mortality Doesn't Make Us Free Either

Ed Gibney

"Clearly, survival is more fundamental than freedom. For without life, there is nothing to be free."

Genre

Metaphysics

Length

2,000 words

Keywords

Time, immortality, freedom

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

THE PHILOSOPHER

Published since 1923