14 05, 2021

Falling Stars and Lined Pockets

By |2021-05-14T21:21:25+00:00May 14th, 2021|Featured, Practice, Theory|0 Comments

There is no analogy between a “pocket pardon” and an actual (or proposed) one, any more than there is between a forged passport and a valid one, except that both documents appear to say the same thing—and thus might fool someone into mistaking one for the other. Indeed, a “pocket pardon” is a contradiction in terms, just as a forged passport isn’t a passport, but a seductive imitation: a fake, like its author.

7 05, 2021

African American Existentialism: DuBois, Locke, Thurman, and King

By |2021-05-07T19:34:49+00:00May 7th, 2021|Featured, Theory|0 Comments

Race today is often presented as a social construct. But social constructions, as Black people know all too well, can create real existential crises. Philosophers of the Black Experience writing during the Modern Era of the African American Freedom Struggle (1896-1975) engaged questions of freedom, existence, and the struggles associated with the experiences of being Black in America.

2 02, 2021

The Ethics of Belief: It’s not just Trump supporters who believe wrongly—it’s all of us

By |2021-05-14T18:31:18+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Practice, Theory|0 Comments

Many of people’s most cherished beliefs—on important matters such as religion, health, science, ethics, justice, and more—are not based on strong evidence.

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