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The 1980s sex wars are most strongly associated with conflict over pornography. But a central component, often lost in present-day recollections, was a debate over the politics of queer desire.
A recording of a virtual roundtable to honor the life and work of Charles W. Mills.
Critiques of vaccine mandates continue a neoliberal tradition of idolizing private choice at the expense of the public good.
Why we should err on the side of inaction—and why we won’t.
On language and belonging.
My patients and I don’t use words like “choice” or “viability.”
Monopoly power has certainly harmed workers, but the solution should be a wholesale rethinking of economic policy—not an embrace of perfectly competitive markets.
Nearly two years into a global pandemic, uncertainty has profoundly unsettled both our personal and political lives. In our Fall 2021 book, eleven thinkers consider its scientific, philosophical, and economic aspects. Together they make clear that uncertainty need not be paralyzing. Leading this book’s forum, Sheila Jasanoff, pioneering scholar of science and technology studies, argues that public policy could benefit from a much more serious acknowledgment of uncertainty. Also featuring Jana Bacevic, Caley Horan, Annie Howard, Lily Hu, Michael D. Jackson, Jay S. Kaufman, Oded Na’aman, Zeynep Pamuk, Simon Torracinta, Alexandre White.
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Philosopher Seyla Benhabib asks: Can we distinguish political choices from philosophical truths?
“Too often these days we reduce philosophy to confession and intimacy to kitsch precisely because we live without a sense of the democratic res publica.” Read more.