Articles tagged with philosophy

John Crowley

A recent government report gave UFOs a rebrand, but so many basic questions remain unanswered.

Simon Torracinta

For economist Albert O. Hirschman, social planning meant creative experimentation rather than theoretical certainty. We could use more of his improvisatory optimism today.

Annette Zimmermann

Justice demands that we think not just about profit or performance, but above all about purpose.

Judith Levine

The penalties of gender and sexual violence are not equally distributed, but psyche violence is genderless.

Lily Hu

Studying the social world requires more than deference to data. In some cases, it may even require that we reject findings—no matter the prestige or sophistication of the technical apparatus on which they are built.

Gregory E. Kaebnick

Its authority derives not from unbiased scientists but from the institutions and norms that structure their work. Fighting mistrust requires more public engagement with policy, not unqualified deference to experts.