We upload one essay a week to this page.
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."
Thinking, Space, Topology, Solitude
E. M. Cioran and the Contagion of Nothingness
"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."
History of Ideas
Despair, Nihilism, Biography
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