Things: In Touch with the Past by Carolyn Korsmeyer (Oxford University Press), $49.95/£32.99 Relics, keepsakes, artworks, heirlooms, mementos, memorials. Despite their variety, all of these objects share a distinctive common feature: it matters to us that they are genuine, authentic, real. I have an insignia ring that belonged to my father. A replica or replacement […]
Issue 85: introduction from the editor
“Yeah, but what do you actually do?” In addition to slightly pained expressions, that’s the kind of answer you get when you tell someone you’re a philosopher, or a bit less grandly, someone who teaches or writes philosophy. It’s different from a nearby question which gets all the headlines: “What is philosophy?” Fair question, but […]
Issue 85 Thoughts: introduction
Philosophy, In a Sense
Constantine Sandis watches his language.
Reading as a Philosopher
David W. Concepción’s top ten pointers.
Doing Philosophy as Teaching Philosophy
Alexandra Bradner and Andrew P. Mills argue that teaching is a lot more than must telling.
Why Culinary Authenticity Matters
Matthew Strohl digs in to the philosophy of food.