It’s that time of the year when all of your favorite media outlets are posting their “Best of 2018” lists. As I have been spending this week shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, and enjoying the company of loved ones, I haven’t paused to sit down and write a more formal post. So I thought I’d jump … Continue reading End of Year Recommendations
Month: December 2018
Migrants run from tear gas near the border fence between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana. PHOTO: HANNAH MCKAY/REUTERS A migrant family, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America to the United States, run away from tear gas in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in … Continue reading “Migrant Caravan”
Why Philosophy? And Why a Blog?
When I tell people that I have a PhD in philosophy the reaction is usually one of self-deprecation. (“Wow! You’re so smart. I could never do that.”) This reaction is typically accompanied by the assumption that the work I do is obtuse and obscure, and sometimes by the implication that the work is frivolous and/or … Continue reading Why Philosophy? And Why a Blog?