A Political and Literary Forum
Philosopher Karl Popper famously asked how to tell the two apart. His answer—falsifiability—hasn’t aged well, but the effort lives on.
Michael D. Gordin
The revolutionary theorist sought not liberal stability but democratic adventure.
Most people own things they don’t really need. It is worth thinking about why.
Is digital life soulless or the site of a new transcendence?
Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the UK Labour Party, is helping to revive the radical left.
The author of Walden was not an enemy of civic life.
Lori Gruen's Entangled Empathy.
It is becoming impossible to ignore the growing theocratic elements in a nation that sees itself as the only democracy in the Middle East.
Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Taylor's Retrieving Realism.
Democracy no longer has rivals, but its fairness and effectiveness face skepticism.
“Effective altruism,” the philanthropic movement founded on Peter Singer’s ideas, applies a consequentialist philosophy to the problem of global poverty.
Every day we transgress against our own longing to act well.
A minimally acceptable ethical life involves using a substantial part of one’s spare resources to make the world a better place.
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Daniel Akihiro Iwama
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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