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“It turned out she was just so deeply lost in her own research and writing that she’d forgotten about the meeting entirely. Which delighted me. I mean, that’s exactly what you want out of your philosophical advisers” — TV producer Michael Schur on what he learned from Pamela Hieronymi (UCLA) about moral philosophy
The philosophical thinking of Martin Luther King, Jr. & Malcolm X — the “History of Philosophy without any Gaps” begins a three-episode arc on these figures
“The tutorials [in philosophy] were a springboard to a new role and a new life; he now wanted to use his fortune to make a mark in the realm of ideas” — how Nicolas Berggruen came to be a philosophy-focused philanthropist
“The proposal to start an octopus farm is a proposal to create a new octopus culture [and] a new kind of octopus: the cultural behaviours coupled with the captive environment will be a novel environmental niche that shapes subsequent evolution” — Kristin Andrews explores the ethical issues of such acts of creation
“How the idea [that the market place of ideas would inevitably lead to truth] mistakenly associated with Mill came to be thought of as somehow intrinsic to liberalism” — Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) does a little history of ideas detective work
Roderick Chisholm failed his PhD prelim exams at Harvard and didn’t receive a fellowship — but was appointed Alfred North Whitehead Lecturer there 30 years later (via Nathan Ballantyne)
The difficulty of defending the free speech of those threatening you — Adam Briggle (North Texas) on the day a candidate for state congress who supports policies that would tear his family apart came to campus

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