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  • Under what conditions can your academic work be meaningful? De Beauvoir has an unsettling and extreme answer.
  • Mariana Gomez is a Ph.D. student at Georgetown University studying Latina feminist philosophy, critical philosophy of race, and decolonial philosophy. As a first-generation college student and daughter of Mexican immigrant parents, her philosophical interests stem from her political and social justice commitments. Her latest publication was for the APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy []
  • Last year it was announced that the gruesome cult classic, Faces of Death (1978), would be remade by the team responsible for the film Cam (2018). Although the original received generally negative reviews, for a generation that was raised on VHS tapes, viewing this film became a rite of passage. With a vivid cover showcasing []
  • I employ a segment from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart titled “From Russia with Gov” (2011 season) in my critical thinking class to illustrate validity, soundness, and enthymematic arguments. You can find the video clip here: FROM RUSSIA WITH GOV The clip begins with the former Alaska governor Sarah Palin making a cryptic critical []
  • A Pessimism Primer

    This post is a part of an ongoing biweekly series on philosophical pessimism and related positions. You can find other posts in the series here. This introduction to (philosophical) pessimism could alternatively have been called “An idiot’s guide to pessimism,” but such a title would have played into the rivalries between optimists and pessimists. Optimists []

The Stone

Daily Nous

  • David Builes, assistant professor of philosophy at Princeton University, and Michele Odisseas Impagnatiello, a graduate student in philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are the winners...
  • [This post originally appeared on June 6th, 2015.] A little while ago there was a discussion on Reddit about the most beautiful paragraph or sentence youve ever read. I dont know about you, but I could...
  • Individual philosophy instructors often post publicly available resources for students on their websites. Heres a place to share them. An earlier post collected links to various guides for students about...
  • Ad Hoc

    Ad Hoc by Rachel Katler Other Daily Nous Comics / More Info about DN Comics Rachel Katler on Twitter
  • Academic freedom is not a defense to violation of law, and faculty or others in charge of classroom topics and discussion must themselves remain neutral on the topic and cannot conduct or engage in discussions...

Philosopher's Cocoon

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Aeon Philosophy

  • Attaining and maintaining power lies at the heart of almost all animal societies. And it’s as devious as human politicking - by Lee Alan Dugatkin...
  • Wrought

    Metamorphosis or ruin? A poetic, up-close look at the hidden work of rot asks us to reconsider our relationship with decay - by Aeon Video ...
  • The utopian machine

    For children like me, growing up in an utopian community, life was a bewildering chaos of freedom and indoctrination - by Susanna Crossman ...
  • Drawing on autism

    An animator’s ethical conundrum: how does he depict an Autistic person without reducing him to a caricature? - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon...
  • Exhuming the truth

    Thousands of victims of political executions lie in anonymous graves. Forensics offers hope for the ‘forgotten’ ones - by Nicole Iturriaga ...