Being Stupid

Wednesday, 21st December 2016

From Dec. 21, 2016

Here’s a chunk of text from a contribution I’m making to a volume in African philosophy. This is not just about African philosophy, obviously, but about what it means to be… Continue reading…

Economics, Media, Politics, Race

Boys and Men

Saturday, 3rd December 2016

From Dec. 3 2016

I was reading through my June 1903 copy of The American Boy, as one does, and came across this little racist nugget in an article on lacrosse:

“It is characteristic of… Continue reading…


Timothy Snyder on fascism

Monday, 28th November 2016

Nov. 28, 2016

The following was originally posted to Twitter by Timothy Snyder, historian of the Holocaust and of modern Europe at Yale University. I think these points are well taken no matter who one… Continue reading…

Health, Politics

Health Care Under Trump

Friday, 25th November 2016

From Nov. 25, 2016



NYT: “Many in Florida Count on Obama’s Health Law, Even Amid Talk of Its Demise”

So, for all those who said that they took Trump seriously but not… Continue reading…

Philosophy, Reason

Socrates the gadfly

Monday, 21st November 2016

From Nov. 21, 2016

This Socrates fellow might have been on to something. Some of the charges at his trial included that “Socrates is a doer of evil, who corrupts the youth; and who does… Continue reading…



Tuesday, 15th November 2016

From Nov. 15, 2016

Is anyone else having a really hard time focusing right now? Everyone has their reasons. Mine include: what’s the use of being a philosopher and trying to teach the proper use… Continue reading…


The Whole Trump Package

Friday, 11th November 2016

From Nov. 11, 2016

In the aftermath of the election, I’m hearing from some Trump supporters that they do not want to be grouped with the racists, the sexists, the xenophobes, the hatemongers. They claim… Continue reading…


Deterritorialize, reterritorialize

Wednesday, 9th November 2016

From Nov. 9, 2016

Deterritorialize, reterritorialize. The molar won, or did the molecular? Depends on who’s seeing a line of flight. All I know is, the affect is ugly, but it is still affect. There’s… Continue reading…