Public & Private Reason: Why Kant Wouldn’t Cancel Speakers

By Zac Cash In March 2019, the Psychology professor Jordan Peterson, whose views on transgender rights, climate change and gender identity has caused great controversy, had his visiting professorship invite rescinded from Cambridge University. Two years prior, protests erupted when the pro-Trump political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos announced that he would be speaking at UC BerkeleyContinue reading “Public & Private Reason: Why Kant Wouldn’t Cancel Speakers”

Life as Art: What Radiohead Can Surprisingly Teach You About Confidence

By Virgil Munteanu In the summer of 2021, I signed up for a short course in directing held at a well-known film school in London. One day, as we were all watching our short films, we eventually came to an evil cop-noir made by a fellow attendee. It started out rather unconventionally with a descendingContinue reading “Life as Art: What Radiohead Can Surprisingly Teach You About Confidence”

Forced Discharge: A Report on the Banality of Evil

By Ollie Sanderson-Nichols In April 2020, the New York Post published an article with the header ‘Forcing nursing homes to take coronavirus patients is just insane – and evil’ (The New York Post, 2020). In this article, the editorial board of The Post lambasted the decision by state officials to mandate the discharge of elderlyContinue reading “Forced Discharge: A Report on the Banality of Evil”

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The last vestiges of our fire’s embers had started to fade again; so tindered crumpled papyrus and then olive wood chunks to keep the night warm (incandescence beneath a gleaming firmament). By this point we had long left Benedictus’ atrium; I cannot but think prosaic conversation with (alleged) ideologues is a greater sedative than Posca (that wine they infuse with opium). I can just about recall the conversation I had with Remus on Politics, and his insistence that the (recent) death of Agrippa Postumus was an instance of posthumous filicide on the part of Augustus, as opposed to the more obvious truism that Tiberius wanted no political outliers.

Freedom of Belief, Semantics of the ‘Ought’, and Writing Philosophy: An Interview with Dr. Matthew Chrisman

What follows is an interview piece of Dr. Matthew Chrisman of University of  Edinburgh. The interview was held after Dr. Chrisman delivered a talk before members of the University of Warwick Philosophy Society. The talk concerned various approaches towards and formulations of the idea of freedom. Dr. Chrisman highlighted a central example of his presentation:Continue reading “Freedom of Belief, Semantics of the ‘Ought’, and Writing Philosophy: An Interview with Dr. Matthew Chrisman”