Category Archives: Philosophy

Blamestorming: “Deregulation Caused the Financial Crisis” [new The Good Life column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “You’ve heard the claim: ‘Deregulation caused the financial crisis.’ In the years leading up to 2008, the story goes, bad economists convinced bad politicians to deregulate the money/banking/finance sector of the economy, … Continue reading

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Professor Martin Coleman to speak at Rockford University

On November 13 at 4 p.m., Martin Coleman will be visiting Rockford University. Professor Coleman is a leading expert on the philosophy of George Santayana (he of the “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” line) … Continue reading

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Quando professores universitários podem manter relações sexuais com seus alunos?

Dois escândalos sexuais em departamentos de filosofia têm, de certa forma, escandalizado o mundo acadêmico nos últimos dias. Um deles, na Universidade de Miami na Flórida, levou à renúncia do professor Colin McGinn. O outro, na Universidade do Colorado, Boulder, … Continue reading

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Os filósofos são ignorantes no que tange à política?

Esclarecimento inicial: eu sou um filósofo e essa nova coluna no site The Good Life tratará de tópicos como a natureza humana, o conhecimento, o sentido da vida e, é claro, a política. Permitam-me começar citando algumas das opiniões de … Continue reading

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Upcoming lectures in Buenos Aires, Argentina

From November 3-8, I will be in Buenos Aires, Argentina to give five seminars in connection with the release of Explicando el Pósmodernismo, la crisis del socialismo, which is the Spanish translation of my Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from … Continue reading

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Campus Sex and the Anti-Sexiness of the New Authoritarians [new The Good Life column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “Rape is among the most horrific of crimes. Sex should be a fun and beautiful thing – but rape takes that most personal of experiences and turns it into a degradation. “There … Continue reading

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On not telling other people what to do

The cartoon reminds me of two quotations from John Locke and John Stuart Mill. Locke on freedom of choice for students: “great care is to be taken, that [education] be never made as a business to him, nor he look … Continue reading

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Explicando el Posmodernismo, la crisis del socialismo — publisher’s site

The Spanish translation of Explicando el Posmodernismo is now out, and here is the publisher’s site for the book. Also, here’s information about the other editions and translations: English expanded edition, Persian, Swedish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, audiobook, e-book, and more.

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