The City in a Time of Pandemic: A Public Research Agenda for Philosophers and our Collaborators

By Sharon M. Meagher, Ph.D., Marymount Manhattan College I joined a multidisciplinary global network of researchers, The Global Pandemic Network and recently participated in its webinar and launch of working groups on “COVID-19 and Cities, Building Resilience on...

Are Police the Tip of the Iceberg?

By John Kleinig In a recent Guardian op-ed, Brooklyn College’s Alex Vitale repeats his long-term frustration with police, which culminated in his 2017 book, The End of Policing: police should be defunded, not reformed. In a number of respects, his exasperation is...

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Image: Pencil and ink sketch by the article author of a NYC bedroom referencing the original photo of Patricia O’Grady’s room. (* This essay is the second in the series 'Precarious Lives' presented by the author. It was written the month before the COVID-19 pandemic...

A Life’s Worth

By Joseph S. Biehl What makes a life worth living? Or, what might seem a more pertinent question under the current circumstances, what makes a life worth saving? As the city, the nation, and the world struggle to find ways to mitigate the toll of the Covid-19...

Some Notes on Social Distancing

By Ian Olasov A pause in economic activity has a way of bringing the whole economic system into focus. We need to work to pay the rent, and the landlords need the rent to pay their mortgages, and the banks need mortgage payments to pay their debtors, to make new...

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Using Philosophy to Understand Our City and to Change It
Are Police the Tip of the Iceberg?

Are Police the Tip of the Iceberg?

By John Kleinig In a recent Guardian op-ed, Brooklyn College’s Alex Vitale repeats his long-term frustration with police, which culminated in his 2017 book, The End of Policing: police should be defunded, not reformed. In a number of respects, his exasperation is...

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Image: Pencil and ink sketch by the article author of a NYC bedroom referencing the original photo of Patricia O’Grady’s room. (* This essay is the second in the series 'Precarious Lives' presented by the author. It was written the month before the COVID-19 pandemic...

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