Though "<strong>post-truth</strong>" was coined in 1992, the malady is not new. And postmodernism isn't to blame. The problem isn't about epistemology; it's about identity

Though &quot;post-truth&quot; was coined in 1992, the malady is not new. And postmodernism isn&#39;t to blame. The problem isn&#39;t about epistemology; it&#39;s about
Though "post-truth" was coined in 1992, the malady is not new. And postmodernism isn't to blame. The problem isn't about epistemology; it's about [More]

<strong>David Hume </strong>reveled in controversy. His friend <strong>Adam Smith </strong>was more restrained. Both were unlikely and indispensable avatars of the rise of liberal thought

David Hume reveled in controversy. His friend Adam Smith was more restrained. Both were unlikely and indispensable avatars of the rise of liberal
David Hume reveled in controversy. His friend Adam Smith was more restrained. Both were unlikely and indispensable avatars of the rise of liberal [More]

The <strong>politics of identity </strong>is nothing new, especially on the right. Now the obsession with identity is strangling liberalism, and campus politics bears much of the blame

The politics of identity is nothing new, especially on the right. Now the obsession with identity is strangling liberalism, and campus politics bears much of the
The politics of identity is nothing new, especially on the right. Now the obsession with identity is strangling liberalism, and campus politics bears much of the [More]

George Berkeley and the power of words

According to a picture of language that has enjoyed wide popularity throughout the history of Western philosophy, language is a tool for making our thoughts known to others: the speaker translates
According to a picture of language that has enjoyed wide popularity throughout the history of Western philosophy, language is a tool for making our thoughts known to others: the speaker translates [More]

Are you a philosophical parent? [quiz]

Some people are both parents and philosophers, but aren’t philosophical parents. Conversely, some people aren’t philosophers, or at least aren’t academic philosophers, but are nevertheless
Some people are both parents and philosophers, but aren’t philosophical parents. Conversely, some people aren’t philosophers, or at least aren’t academic philosophers, but are nevertheless [More]

<strong>Thoreau</strong> was a critic of triviality, gossip, and distraction. He preferred communing with dead authors to chatting with his neighbors. What would he have made of Twitter?

Thoreau was a critic of triviality, gossip, and distraction. He preferred communing with dead authors to chatting with his neighbors. What would he have made of
Thoreau was a critic of triviality, gossip, and distraction. He preferred communing with dead authors to chatting with his neighbors. What would he have made of [More]

<strong>Sartre</strong> compared human freedom to skiing, but he really meant surfing. The action of imposing our will on the world is like riding a wave

Sartre compared human freedom to skiing, but he really meant surfing. The action of imposing our will on the world is like riding a
Sartre compared human freedom to skiing, but he really meant surfing. The action of imposing our will on the world is like riding a [More]

<strong>Friedrich Hayek</strong>, an obscure young Viennese technocrat, was called &ldquo;Mr, Fluctooations&rdquo; behind his back. How did neoliberalism, his big idea, gain sway?

Friedrich Hayek, an obscure young Viennese technocrat, was called &amp;ldquo;Mr, Fluctooations&amp;rdquo; behind his back. How did neoliberalism, his big idea, gain
Friedrich Hayek, an obscure young Viennese technocrat, was called “Mr, Fluctooations” behind his back. How did neoliberalism, his big idea, gain [More]

Inconsistent Mathematics

[Revised entry by Chris Mortensen on August 18, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Inconsistent mathematics is the study of the mathematical theories that result when classical
[Revised entry by Chris Mortensen on August 18, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Inconsistent mathematics is the study of the mathematical theories that result when classical [More]

Reasons for Action: Internal vs. External

[Revised entry by Stephen Finlay and Mark Schroeder on August 18, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Often, when there is a reason for you to do something, it is the kind of thing to
[Revised entry by Stephen Finlay and Mark Schroeder on August 18, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Often, when there is a reason for you to do something, it is the kind of thing to [More]