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Comment on Robert Greenleaf Brice, “Philosophy in the Contemporary World: Facts and Our Stubborn Attitude Towards Them” APA Blog, January 21, 2019

Comment intended for the APA Blog in response to article by Robert Greenleaf Brice on “Philosophy in the Contemporary World: Facts and Our Stubborn Attitude Towards Them” Continue reading

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Two Cultures, Two Americas — Post-Election 2016 Edition (Philosophical Reflections on an Empire In Decline)

The hostility of this election & the volatile mood of the country are indicative of two cultures, two Americas … unequal, unyoked, on collision course, & probably indicative of a nation in unavoidable decline. Continue reading

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Eight Theses on the “Alt-Right”

Prior to Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s speech last week, I’d barely heard the term “alt-right.” Seems I am not a part of it, if for no other reason than that I am too old. What it appears to be … Continue reading

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What Is It Like to Be a Lost Generation Philosopher (Part 3)

[Continued from Parts One and Two] Given that you pursued a career in academic philosophy, any specific regrets? One big one from my early days. Not turning my MA thesis on Paul Feyerabend into my first book. The idea was … Continue reading

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Higher Education and Race: Approaching the Nearest Cliff

Over the past month, we’ve been regaled by confrontations at an Ivy League school, Yale, and at the University of Missouri, involving allegations of supposed racism on campuses. The former involved supposedly “insensitive” Halloween costumes and a faculty member who … Continue reading

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Worldviews and Christianity: What the Loss of the “Culture War” Means

It is Sunday, but I didn’t make it to church this morning. When we lived in Las Condes, our church, San Marcos, was just a few bus stops down the road. Now, it’s over an hour away, and the public … Continue reading

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