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Every Day, the End of the World
3 years ago

Every Day, the End of the World

For a long time now, we have been awaiting the end of the world. Indeed, the promise of the end of the world has been for quite a while the …
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The Dance of Hermeneutics
3 years ago

The Dance of Hermeneutics

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THE WORD hermeneutics alludes to a way of doing, or of saying, philo-sophy as a search for, rather than the possession of, wisdom. It has to do with a sophia (wisdom) …
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Philosophy and Humanity: A Farewell?
3 years ago

Philosophy and Humanity: A Farewell?

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TODAY philosophers could say about their subject what Prince Hamlet said about his time: Philosophy is out of joint. Philosophical discourse has lost its unity and integrity; it is fragmented and …
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Are Ethicists an Obstacle to Progress?
3 years ago

Are Ethicists an Obstacle to Progress?

WHEN PEOPLE who don’t know me ask me what I do, I tell them I’m a philosopher. When they ask me what I specialize in, I tell them that I am …
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Smart as an Oak?
3 years ago

Smart as an Oak?

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It is a long-standing bias to consider human beings the sole intelligent creatures on earth. If intelligence is defined on the basis of our behavioral traits, including the capacities to …
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The Unbearable Slowness of Change: Protest Politics and the Erotics of Resistance
3 years ago

The Unbearable Slowness of Change: Protest Politics and the Erotics of Resistance

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In the past decades there has been a proliferation of protest movements that interpellate a global demos, which has been wronged by the neoliberal beast. From Puerta del Sol to …
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Katrina@10
3 years ago

Katrina@10

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In late August 2005, for several hundred thousand Americans, Hurricane Katrina presented a problem of survival. On Monday, August 29, 2005, at 6:10 a.m., Katrina made landfall at Buras, Louisiana. …
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The Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
3 years ago

The Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

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Allegory, particularly in the form of personification, was one of the most important forms through which late Medieval society attempted to understand itself. And few literary texts display the ways …
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Being Human Matters
3 years ago

Being Human Matters

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Today the classical idea that people merit solicitude simply in virtue of being human – or, more succinctly, that bare humanity is morally important – is on the defensive. It …
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Deadly Hesitation
3 years ago

Deadly Hesitation

Imagine you are walking through the woods with a hunting rifle and come upon a clearing where two terrorists with large swords are about to cut the heads off ten …
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