Philosophers' Corner

  • The Mystery of Music

    Music is an amazing thing. It can move us to its groove and or make us cringe. It can lift us up or bring us down. But exactly how does music work its magic on the mind?  What separates good music from bad? And why do different people react so differently to the very same music?

    July 23, 2016 | 1 comment | Read More »
  • Identity Politics

    Is identity politics—when people of a particular race, ethnicity, gender, or religion form alliances and organize politically to defend their group’s interests—necessary to fight oppression and discrimination? Or is it sometimes used as a license to oppress and discriminate?

    July 15, 2016 | 3 comments | Read More »
  • Struggles of Democracy

    Like most words for powerful ideas, “democracy,” is a bit ambiguous; the word itself is a contested item in our democracy and others. I like Lincoln’s definition of democracy, “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” But what does that mean?  

    June 29, 2016 | 7 comments | Read More »
  • The Limits of Self Knowledge

    There’s a long tradition in philosophy of thinking that we actually know ourselves quite well. Descartes, who has a reasonable claim to be the founder of this tradition, apparently thought that we had infallible and complete knowledge of everything going on in our minds. 

    June 25, 2016 | 10 comments | Read More »

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