MAR 27 2013
- From The New York Times' The Stone blog, was Wittgenstein right? The man who insisted that Western philosophy was based in confusion and wishful thinking is not popular among philosophers — but he should not be dismissed (and a response).
- Walter D Mignolo on non-European thinkers and philosophers (and more).
- What is feminist philosophy? Nancy Bauer talks about what attracted her to the field of philosophy and what made her remain there.
- Virginia Held is the philosopher of care ethics which she thinks is a feminist ethics that preserves the persuasive aspects of kantian, utilitarian and virtue ethics but is better.
- James Diamond reviews The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience by Diana Lobel.
- Philosophy is literally the "love of wisdom" — but what does it mean to love, pursue, and possess wisdom?
- Tom Morris on the Philosopher King of Reality TV.
* * * * *APR 11 2013
- Claudio Corradetti (Oslo): The Frankfurt School and Critical Theory.
- Caroline Kamau (Birkbeck): On Erich Fromm: Why He Left the Frankfurt School.
- Daniel Chernilo (Loughborough): Jurgen Habermas: Modern Social Theory as Postmetaphysical Natural Law.
- Kevin Anderson (UCSB): Resistance versus Emancipation: Foucault, Marcuse, Marx, and the Present Moment.
- From Ceasefire, in the first instalment of a new eight-part series, Andrew Robinson introduces Walter Benjamin and Critical Theory.
- From The Guardian’s How To Believe blog series, Peter Thompson on the Frankfurt school (part 1 and part 2 and part 3).
- Piotr Stalmaszczyk reviews Hannah Arendt: A Critical Introduction by Finn Bowring.
- Peg Birmingham reviews Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investigations.
- Jade Montserrat reviews Adorno Reframed by Geoffrey Boucher.
- You can download Critical Theory and Social Justice, ed. Alessandro Pinzani and Milene Consenso Tonetto.
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APR 19 20139:00AM
- From The Philosophers Magazine, Hilary Lawson on going back to big thinking in philosophy; and captive audience: Alan Smith on the highs and lows of teaching philosophy in prison.
- Is there any connection between philosophy and running? Mark Rowlands, who began running to exercise his pet wolf, thinks there is.
- Dead philosophers are cool: Paula Cerni reviews Philosophy Bites Back by David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton.
- Justin E. H. Smith on Immanuel Kant and his man-servant Lampe.
- Colin McGinn has no time for interviews because he’s too busy writing his books, practicing his backhand and doing the philosophical stuff.
- Jay Jeffers on philosophy as conceptual border patrol.
- A year of Praxis: Steven Mazie on what philosophy teaches us about politics, rationality and the pursuit of happiness.
- Michael Pereira reviews Philosophy in Children’s Literature.
- If you’re not that familiar with PhiLOLZophy, here’s a description.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A Whole Lot of Philosophy from Bookforum's Omnivore
From Bookforum's Omnivore blog, three recent collections of links on philosophy and critical theory. One of the highlights is a free download of Critical Theory and Social Justice, ed. Alessandro Pinzani and Milene Consenso Tonetto - unfortunately, only 4 or 5 of the articles are in English, the bulk of them are in Spanish.