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Wars may begin like they always have, but they no longer end as they once did. We need an ethics of war termination to hold politicians accountable.
For five decades Anglophone political philosophy has been dominated by the liberal egalitarianism of John Rawls. With liberalism in crisis, have these ideas outlived their time?
Allured by the promise of Big Data, science has shortchanged causal explanation in favor of data-driven prediction. But ultimately we must ask why.
Twenty percent of them are Boston Review contributors!
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
Happy birthday, Habermas!
Far from being consigned to the ash heap of intellectual fashions, the structuralism of Claude Lévi-Strauss, a new biography shows, is in many ways still with us.
Hannah Arendt’s unfinished book on Marx offers a timely philosophical dialogue for our era of economic precarity.
Poets, philosophers, playwrights.
For the philosopher and intellectual historian Hans Blumenberg, myths and metaphors were pivotal to philosophical thinking, not opposed to it.
Does Trump’s success vindicate or undermine liberal theory?
No dead guys with beards in this reading list, we promise.
The “father of modern linguistics” turns 90!
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David Theo Goldberg
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