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A Place for Thinking

Jeff Malpas (University of Tasmania)

"It is as if philosophers are blind to their own being-placed; unable to recognise the place in which their thinking originates and by which it is sustained."

Genre

Phenomenology, Hermeneutics

Length

4,400 words

Keywords

Thinking, Space, Topology, Solitude

E. M. Cioran and the Contagion of Nothingness

Alexandre Leskanich

"At their best, Cioran’s aphorisms deftly puncture the narcissistic self-regard of a species who would reduce all the world to a vanity mirror."

Genre

History of Ideas

Length

3,400 words

Keywords

Despair, Nihilism, Biography

On Chess

Dan Taylor (Open University)

"Chess speaks of the dream of reason to master fate."

Genre

History of Ideas

Length

4,000 words

Keywords

Freedom, Politics, Literature

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