New York, New York

More than two years ago, the Gotham Philosophical Society was established with the aim of helping New Yorkers to become “members of a thriving community rather than a mere collection of individuals,” and to ensure that they “reap the rewards of...

Reform, Don’t Abolish, the NYPD

“What do you do with an institution [police] whose core function is the control and elimination of black people specifically, and people of color and the poor more broadly? You abolish it.” Thus writes Mychal Denzel Smith, echoing James Baldwin’s anguish some 50 years...

Why Philosophy? Why Now?

  Please read this important white paper from PLATO on the need for philosophy in pre-college classrooms. http://www.plato-philosophy.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/plato-white-paper-why-philosophy-why-now.pdf Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new...

Religion in Democratic Politics: What’s the Problem?

In advance of his talk on June 9, Robert Talisse has kindly shared the following article from 2013 that aims to identify the problem that religious belief poses for democratic politics: Talisse ReligionInPolitics_Think-8 The issue is, needless to say, complicated, and...