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  • 26 Feb 2024
    David Lay Williams, Matthew W. Maguire

    Rousseau and Democracy

    2024 promises to be a year of decision for democracies worldwide, with important elections scheduled in Taiwan, Venezuela, Mexico, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Several of these elections are taking place in countries with relatively fragile democracies, and  where the voters themselves are uncertain about the political health and stability of their […]

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  • 26 Apr 2022
    Joshua Stuchlik

    Intention and Wrongdoing: In Defense of Double Effect

    In an incident which has become notorious in philosophical circles, in 1956 a young philosopher by the name of Elizabeth Anscombe protested the awarding of an honorary degree by Oxford to former US President Harry S. Truman. “It is possible still to withdraw from this shameful business in some slight degree,” she wrote, “it is […]

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  • 6 Apr 2022
    Henrik Enroth

    What holds society together?

    This is one of those questions that we rarely ask, unless we feel that something is already amiss. Most of the time, what holds society together is probably something we do not actively think about, like what holds our relationship or our car together. In Political Science and the Problem of Social Order I discuss […]

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  • 22 Jul 2021
    Andy Mueller

    Pandemic in Thought and Action

    On February 29th 2020, I submitted my manuscript “Beings of Thought and Action” to CUP for review. While I did register news of cases of COVID-19 in Europe, little did I know what that would mean for the future. In July 2021, “Beings Of Thought and Action” is being published in a world that isn’t […]

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  • 1 Jul 2021
    William E. Scheuerman

    Why, Once Again, Civil Disobedience?

    Why a new volume on civil disobedience? Libraries are already filled with fat tomes on the topic. Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., canonical figures in its history, inspired many familiar and not-so-familiar movements and ignited wide-ranging political and scholarly debate. What possibly remains to be said about civil disobedience? […]

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  • 25 Jan 2021
    Stephen Vassallo

    Neoliberalism in the Guise of Humanism and Democracy

    This book is part of a critical educational psychology commitment to engage in ideological, cultural, political, and philosophical discussions about the application of psychology in and outside of schools. The motivation to write the book Neoliberal Selfhood was to show ways the discourse of educational psychology is entangled in an economic vision of self. Seemingly […]

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  • 23 Dec 2020
    Simon Friederich

    Are We Living in a Multiverse? Why We Might – and Why We Might Never Know

    Simon Friederich, author of Multiverse Theories: A Philosophical Perspective discusses the “multiverse” idea. What the idea entails and whether it can truly be tested.

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  • 16 Jun 2020
    Steven L. Reynolds

    Knowledge and Newspapers

    Recently while teaching my Theory of Knowledge class on Zoom I asked the students whether they should believe what they read in the newspapers. Their confident answer was that they should not – newspapers are biased. I expressed surprise. (Not genuine – I’ve been teaching this class since 1988.) Did they think they shouldn’t believe […]

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