Putting the Pre-Socratics in Perspective.

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  • What is the proper relationship between me and the world?
  • What makes life meaningful?


Professors are rethinking their preferred method of instruction during the COVID-19 crisis.

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A legacy of materialism, mechanism, realism, and possibly science.

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Two cases, one in Alabama and another in Pennsylvania, illustrate how faculty and graduate students are struggling to hold their institutions accountable.

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The Alabama Case

Jeremy Fischer, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, resigned his position on August 16 because of the university’s mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis. …


Unfortunately, business innovations don’t always transfer well into the higher education domain.

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Aristotle and Anaxagoras on the Power of Nous.

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How the cosmology of Empedocles offers hope for change.

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Strategic alliances, dangerous precedents and pragmatism

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More than just a trickster or a riddler.

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Doppelgängers can opportunistically steal your academic work and professional identity

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Shane J. Ralston

Philosopher, journalist and writer with a knack for speaking truth to power. Always up for a good convo: philsphizer@gmail.com

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