Welcome to our inaugural podcast! Soon we will be live on iTunes and Google Play. In this podcast, Paul Fairfield, Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, addresses the questions, what is philosophy? […]
The Art of Listening
Crush #4 Why is the act of speaking commonly thought more important than listening? As something of a natural listener myself, this has always puzzled me enormously. What is it to listen? Students, for example, […]
When You Get To The Top Of The Mountain – Then What?
Crush #3 Whatever you do for a living, you spend many years climbing the ladder. Going to school, getting credentials, chasing promotions, putting in the years. Through all these years the question is never why […]
Post-Truth, And What Ever Happened To Journalism?
Crush #2 We’re increasingly hearing that democratic politics has been corrupted by manipulators and liars, that old values of justice and truth itself have been sacrificed to corporate greed, ethno-nationalism, or populism. Most of the […]
Philosophy – Who Is It Good For?
Crush #1 Hello everyone, and welcome to something that we’re going to call Philosophy Crush. What I’m going to be doing here is a little different from what people in my line of work usually […]
The Journey Begins
Welcome to Philosophy Crush. Paul Fairfield and I are launching this philosophy-themed project to express everyday reflections that we hope will encourage people from all walks of life to think about and discuss issues that […]