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Oded Na’aman

How philosophical thinking can make truthfulness possible even when the truth can barely be fathomed.

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

Images seized from enslaved people are not private property to be owned, but ancestors to be cared for.

Becca Rothfeld

Three new books explore the gap between sex that is good and sex that is virtuous, making the complexities of desire central to our conversations about sexual ethics.

Agnes Callard

Knowing takes radical collaboration: an openness to being persuaded as much as an eagerness to persuade.

Esmat Elhalaby

Attempts to cast Said as the consummate New York intellectual miss the point that his milieu was one of global, and specifically Palestinian, anticolonial struggle.

C. Thi Nguyen

Two theories paint very different pictures of the sources of our democratic dysfunction. The debate won’t be settled by accusations of political convenience.

Carissa Véliz

The more someone knows about us, the more they can influence us. We can wield democratic power only if our privacy is protected.

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Elizabeth Shakman Hurd Nadia Marzouki

A proposed French bill says so. But, strictly speaking, there can be no such thing as blasphemy within the terms of secular public order.

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Michael D. Gordin

Philosopher Karl Popper famously asked how to tell the two apart. His answer—falsifiability—hasn’t aged well, but the effort lives on.

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Michael Patrick Lynch

At a time of anxiety about fake news and conspiracy theories, philosophy can contribute to our most urgent cultural and political questions about how we come to believe what we think we know.

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