Category Archives: Philosophy

Learning From Our Mistakes

Post by Francisco Zuniga A couple of years ago, I received a post-semester email from a student’s father. He was upset about his child’s final grade in my class, which had landed somewhere between a high B and a low … Continue reading

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The Centre Is Unreliable

Post by Mark Oshinskie In April, 1978, when I was college sophomore, I went to hear a night-time guest lecture by Michael Harrington, the sociologist and author of the influential 1960s book, The Other America: Poverty in the United States. … Continue reading

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How to Debate, Discuss and Disagree—Agreeably

It would be a very boring society if we all agreed with everyone about everything. It would also mean that we were living in a blissfully ignorant bubble, closed off from reality. The knowledge we possess, the beliefs we practise, … Continue reading

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My Mind Is Not My Brain

Guest Post by Abigail L. Rosenthal How much hangs on that denial – or on its contradictory, that my mind is my brain! If our minds are our brains, as I once thought, and as our educated contemporaries mostly still … Continue reading

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