PODCAST: TRANSCRIPT: Over a century ago, the American philosopher and psychologist William James argued in his book Pragmatism that what he called “the present dilemma in philosophy” is that philosophers may not be as objective as they […]
What makes innovation possible?
PODCAST: TRANSCRIPT: We all value innovation, or at least we say we do. A question I seldom see answered or even asked, however, is what makes innovation possible? The question, what makes something possible, is […]
PODCAST: TRANSCRIPT: Here’s a question that has long been on a great many people’s minds but that philosophers seldom discuss, at least on the record: why is there so much jargon in philosophy? Many people’s first impression […]
PODCAST: TRANSCRIPT: I can think of about a dozen reasons why you wouldn’t want to be a public intellectual. Here are just a few. Do you remember Socrates? He was a public intellectual. He went […]
Foucault, Social Media & Post-Truth: A Conversation with C. G. Prado
C. G. Prado is Professor Emeritus of philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON Canada. His research ranges over several fields, but he has made especially important contributions to Foucault scholarship and biomedical ethics. Among […]
Philosophy, East and West
Crush #16 Philosophy, like art, always reflects what’s happening in a culture at a given time. One way to define philosophy is as a sustained meditation on the present historical moment and the questions that […]
Ayn Rand Was Right About One Thing: Envy. Podcast
Ayn Rand is one of the 20th century’s most polarizing writers and despite what you might think about her fiction and Objectivist philosophy, the fact remains she was a best selling author and a highly […]
Ayn Rand Was Right About One Thing: Envy.
Crush #13 You won’t find a more polarizing writer than Ayn Rand. Typically, people who read her books either revere or despise her, and there’s little in between. There are reasons for this. She was […]
Bring Back The Existentialists
Crush #7 Existentialism was a movement in continental European philosophy that had its heyday in the early to middle decades of the twentieth century. It has since been superseded by some more recent developments, from […]