The Philosopher's Eye

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Kim Hall – Guest Editor of Hypatia’s New 2015 Special Issue: New Conversations in Feminist Disability Studies

Released new in January 2015,  Hypatia‘s special issue, New Conversations in Feminist Disability Studies, opens necessary communication lines seeking to displace assumptions about disability that haunt feminist analyses. The collection … Continue reading

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Beyond Reality: The Limits of Understanding

From trees to houses, atoms to stars, we assume our senses and instruments reveal the truth about the world. But could our picture of reality be radically incomplete? Is this … Continue reading

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“Reparative therapy” and Ethical Issues

Following the death of Leelah Alcorn, refreshed awareness and charge for a legal end to “reparative therapy” have come to main-stream attention.  The Huffington Post blog, It’s Time to Ban … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

[VIDEO] Irony, Truth and Reality: Confronting the limits of sincerity

From political cartoons to contemporary art, irony can demean and parody. But it also enables us to say things we could not say otherwise. Might the American philosopher Rorty be … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Metaphysics: The Fundamentals’ by Robert C. Koons and Timothy Pickavance

Fresh out this month, Metaphysics: The Fundamentals gives students and instructors a comprehensive survey of the whole of analytic metaphysics. Includes introductions to the metaphysical work of particular figures (contemporary and historical), and … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Philosopher’s Eye – 2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Social Change: #Illridewithyou

Social Media is a way to keep in touch with old friends, coordinate parties, and post photos but can it also be an engine for social change? The recent terrorist … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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