Minasuk/ May 14, 2016/ Uncategorized

If Philosophy Won’t Diversify, Let’s Call It What It Really Is | New York Times | May 2016 The vast majority of philosophy departments in the United States offer courses only on philosophy derived from Europe and the English-speaking world. For example, of the 118 doctoral programs in philosophy in the United States and Canada, only 10 percent have a

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Minasuk/ April 24, 2016/ Uncategorized

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it | The Guardian | April 2016 Unlike the philosophers we are more familiar with in the west, these Chinese thinkers didn’t ask big questions. Theirs was an eminently pragmatic philosophy, based on deceptively small questions such as: “How are you living your daily life?” These thinkers emphasised that great

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Minasuk/ March 10, 2016/ Uncategorized

I think, therefore I earn | The Guardian | November 2007 Philosophy graduates are suddenly all the rage with employers. What can they possibly have to offer?

Minasuk/ March 5, 2016/ Uncategorized

Democracy and the Demagogue | New York Times | October 2015 In Book VIII of “The Republic,” Plato is clear-eyed about these perils for democracy. He worries that a “towering despot” will inevitably rise in any democracy to exploit its freedoms and seize power by fomenting fear of some group and representing himself as the protector of the people against

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Minasuk/ November 22, 2015/ Uncategorized

To Weld, Perchance, to Dream | New York Times | November 2015 Simon Critchley: It’s not often that one finds oneself uniquely qualified to comment on a matter in the popular media, but when Marco Rubio argued at the Republican debate last week that the country needs “more welders and less philosophers,” I had my moment. My father was a

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Minasuk/ September 6, 2015/ Uncategorized

Job Ad | Academia.edu | September 2014 Something satirical I wrote, after a long day combing the Jobs for Philosophers.

Minasuk/ August 2, 2015/ Uncategorized

Guy In Philosophy Class Needs To Shut The Fuck Up | The Onion | September 2005 HANOVER, NH—Darrin Floen is unfamiliar with John Stuart Mill’s theory of cramming it for a change.