‘Philosophy lite’ doesn’t have to be philosophy dumbed down but it has to be presented as the foothills of Everest. Philosophy is very difficult and the summit is really high. Oct. 21, 2020; Amy Coney Barrett. 1 (2020): Stand-Alone Articles 2020. David Rönnegard asks how a committed atheist confronted with death might find consolation.. Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) Alistair MacFarlane on how a poet’s daughter invented the concept of software.. Nietzsche, Our Contemporary Colleen Coalter, a publisher at Bloomsbury, says there is no typical reader profile for this sort of book. ... Fire, Flood and Plague – essays about 2020 From the wreck of the pandemic we can salvage and resurrect an inner life. Can a thinker who last plied his trade two millennia ago really help? The ever-burgeoning shelves of self-help books include releases by psychologists, athletes and mystics – but now it’s deep thinkers who are in vogue (Credit: Alamy). Buy Photos The Philosophy Department, located at Caldwell Hall as pictured on Nov. 4 2020, has launched an outreach program to counteract the toll of social isolation during the pandemic. The philosophy, politics, and economics major — a popular collaboration among the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the Department of Economics in the College of Science — has been an option for undergraduates since 2018. By Neil Armstrong 15th January 2020. Lessons of Stoicism author Sellars agrees that this could be a factor in the growing interest in philosophy as self-help. Then there was How To Teach Philosophy To Your Dog: A Quirky Introduction to the Big Questions in Philosophy by Anthony McGowan, which begins by suggesting that studying philosophy “may empower you to become a better person”, and ends by considering the meaning of life. Well, 2020 turned out not to be the best year ever, and the fiasco at Philosophical Psychology is far from the worst of it. Here are his recommendations. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy is dedicated to the publication of short (of less than 4500 words), original, philosophical papers in the following areas: Philosophy of Maths, Philosophy of Logic, Logic (where there is clear and explicit philosophical relevance), Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, and Value Theory. 3, 2020. “At the moment, again we’ve got people seeing the world in extreme flux – financially, geo-politically, with regard to climate change. Philosophy professor and chair Michael Weisberg and philosophy professor Kok-Chor Tan discussed their Fair Priority Model at the event, which proposes how to globally distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. “I think in the 20th Century, even right up to the millennium, there was a sense of optimism and progress – everyone was getting wealthier, you could buy more stuff and you didn’t really stop to think about it that much,” Sellars says. Democratic societies are often characterized by extensive pluralism of religions, cultures, ethnicities, and worldviews, on the basis of which citizens make claims against their state. Why not philosophers? “It values freedom and authenticity: the challenge is to live life with passion, sincerity and courage in the face of a world which has no meaning beyond that which the individual gives to it, and which often appears absurd. You can read four articles free per month. Looking at religion and gender together, among those religious groups populous enough to measure, it seems that men and women with the same religious beliefs tend to be similarly likely to believe in demons and ghosts – though there are a few exceptions. To send this article to your account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. Trading one man for another was hardly emancipation →, Robots, AI and the Moral Culture of Patiency, Pankaj Mishra: We focus too much on minor disputes, ignoring the reality that “the default intellectual culture in Anglo-America is overwhelmingly right wing”, More Important Than That (David Papineau).