An interview by Jean Kazez
Once upon a time philosophy of language was, in the jargon of academic philosophers, an “AOS” (area of specialisation) of mine. In those days it was a nightmare being asked what I was working on in non-philosophy settings. In fact, when I met my husband one of our first conversations was about my work on […]
Steven Nadler’s books include Rembrandt’s Jews (Chicago), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Spinoza: A Life (Cambridge); A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza’s Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age (Princeton); and, most recently, Think Least of Death: Spinoza on How to Live and How to Die (Princeton). He is the William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy and William F. Vilas Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Alan Haworth is the author of Understanding the Political Philosophers: From Ancient to Modern Times. He is working on a study of political philosophy since 1945.
We all liked to play connect the dots as children and it can be fun in the reviews section as well. Sometimes the lines between the items add up to something – there’s an underlying theme –but what is it this time? Jean Kazez defends Zoom teaching, making a connection to the iPad art of […]
Oliver Traldi asks what we owe to online “friends”.
Sharon Kaye gives you permission to try philosophy for kids.
If you think of philosophy as a way to escape from the calamities and irritants of 2021, you will find much that is pleasing in this section. Steven Nadler’s discussion of Spinoza and Stoicism starts with the charming fact that an inventory of the philosopher’s possessions, upon his death, revealed that he owned two pairs […]
Jean Kazez is the author of The Philosophical Parent: Asking the Hard Questions about Having and Raising Children. She teaches philosophy at Southern Methodist University and edit the reviews section of The Philosophers’ Magazine.
Robin Jeshion discusses how philosophy of language has changed.
Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism, by Kathleen Stock (Fleet), $26.99/£16.99 Kathleen Stock believes that trans people “deserve to be safe, to be visible throughout society without shame or stigma, and to have exactly the same life opportunities as non-trans people do.” So you might be surprised to find out that Stock, a gender […]
Jean Kazez draws a lesson from David Hockney’s iPad art.