Philosophy

The unexamined life is not worth living.” 

Socrates
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    Jeremy Bendik-Keymer and Sidra Shahid are launching a new Research Series at the Blog of the APA. They talked with Heidi Schmidt, the Editor of the Research beat, about what […]
  • by Sabrina D. MisirHiralall
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  • by Barbara Brown Taylor
    Piedmont College is a private, four-year, church-related, liberal arts college in rural northeast Georgia that will become Piedmont University in 2021, almost 125 years after its founding in 1897.  When […]
  • by Omar Quiñonez
    By 555 A.D. Emperor Justinian I was close to reconquering most of the territories in Italy and North Africa lost 100 years earlier when the Roman empire’s western half collapsed. […]
  • by Colin Marshall
    In the last week before the November presidential election, are we philosophy instructors setting our students up to fail in arguing about climate change, racial injustice, and other ethically-charged topics? […]
  • by Emily Rose Ogland
    Below is the audio recording of Gisela Striker’s John Dewey Lecture, given at the 2019-2020 Eastern Division Meeting. The talk is titled “The Academic Practice of Philosophy (… in Two […]
  • by Clifford Sosis
    The APA blog is working with Cliff Sosis of What is it Like to Be a Philosopher? in publishing advance excerpts from Cliff’s long-form interviews with philosophers. The following is an edited […]
  • by Massimo Pigliucci
    Is science the only or best source of knowledge, justification, and rational belief? If you answer in the affirmative, you are affected by an epistemic disease known as scientism. As […]
  • by Jacqueline Broad
    Here’s a perverse thought experiment. Let’s suppose that we set ourselves the task of writing a history of philosophy that reflects and represents human thought in the period from, say, […]
  • by Claire Michael & Ravit Dotan
    Public philosophy is philosophy oriented towards the general public. In our class, titled “Public Philosophy” and taught at UC Berkeley in the Spring of 2020, philosophy majors used public philosophy […]
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