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Failures in teaching, discipline

November 21, 2017 by

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A few notes before I get into the nitty gritty of this issue: I’m a graduate student at the University of Calgary, a member of the university’s Graduate Student Association (our union), and the president of the philosophy department’s affiliated Graduate Student Association chapter. Nothing I say in this post is made in those roles; […]

A Defence of Philosophy

October 19, 2014 by

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There is a very nice article/interview in the Observer with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein about her latest book Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, in which philosophy is defended very well. I particularly like the characterization of philosophy as `increasing coherence.’  I would very much like to see what people have to say […]

What’s Wrong With Rolling Stone’s August 3rd Cover? Nothing!

July 18, 2013 by

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The August 3rd Rolling Stone cover which features the face of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been the subject of public outrage. Considering I was born and raised in Massachusetts my Facebook news feed is likely filled with more criticism of the cover than those not from the area, regardless, I think such outrage […]