Philosophers and their religious practices, part 8: religious naturalism

This is the eighth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their
This is the eighth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their [More]

The world as hypertext

We all have experiences as of physical things, and it is possible to interpret these experiences as perceptions of objects and events belonging to a single universe. In Leibniz’s famous image, our
We all have experiences as of physical things, and it is possible to interpret these experiences as perceptions of objects and events belonging to a single universe. In Leibniz’s famous image, our [More]

Is Baking a Gay Wedding Cake an Endorsement of Same-Sex Marriage?

View image | gettyimages.com Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act set off a firestorm of controversy. Opponents of the law contended that it would legalize discrimination
View image | gettyimages.com Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act set off a firestorm of controversy. Opponents of the law contended that it would legalize discrimination [More]

Steve Jobs and Philosophy

I had the opportunity to contribute a chapter to a book on Steve Jobs in Open Court's "Popular Culture and Philosophy" series. It was a lot of fun! I wrote on the existentialism of Jobs and contrasted it with the more pragmatic mindset of Gates.
I had the opportunity to contribute a chapter to a book on Steve Jobs in Open Court's "Popular Culture and Philosophy" series. It was a lot of fun! I wrote on the existentialism of Jobs and contrasted it with the more pragmatic mindset of Gates. [More]

Teleowork of the Future

View image | gettyimages.com While people have been engaged in telework for quite some time, ever-improving technology will expand the range of jobs allowing for this long-distance labor. This,
View image | gettyimages.com While people have been engaged in telework for quite some time, ever-improving technology will expand the range of jobs allowing for this long-distance labor. This, [More]

Philosophers and their religious practices, part 6: An eastward-looking Anglican

This is the sixth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their
This is the sixth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their [More]

Announcement: IAI’s 2015 Festival on Art and Philosophy

The Institute of Art and Ideas has just posted the schedule for their upcoming 2015 festival “HowTheLightGetsIn” and early bird tickets are on sale now.
The Institute of Art and Ideas has just posted the schedule for their upcoming 2015 festival “HowTheLightGetsIn” and early bird tickets are on sale now. [More]

Does Religious Freedom Justify Discrimination?

  The scene is a bakery in a small town in Indiana. Ralph and Sally, a married couple, run the Straight Bakery with the aid of the pretty young Ruth. Dr. Janet and her fiancé Andrea enter the
  The scene is a bakery in a small town in Indiana. Ralph and Sally, a married couple, run the Straight Bakery with the aid of the pretty young Ruth. Dr. Janet and her fiancé Andrea enter the [More]

The University as a Money Funnel

View image | gettyimages.com One serious problem with American higher education is that the cost of a four-year degree is higher than ever—even when adjusting for inflation. The causes of this
View image | gettyimages.com One serious problem with American higher education is that the cost of a four-year degree is higher than ever—even when adjusting for inflation. The causes of this [More]

Florida’s Bathroom Law

Being from Maine, I got accustomed to being asked about the cold, lobsters, moose and Stephen King. Living in Florida, I have become accustomed to being asked about why my adopted state is so
Being from Maine, I got accustomed to being asked about the cold, lobsters, moose and Stephen King. Living in Florida, I have become accustomed to being asked about why my adopted state is so [More]