Three Philosophers Set Up a Booth on a Street Corner: Here’s What People Asked

The life choices that had led me to be sitting in a booth underneath a banner that read “Ask a Philosopher” – at the entrance to the New York City subway at 57th and 8th – were perhaps random but inevitable. I’d been a “public philosopher” for 15 years, so I readily agreed to join … Continue reading Three Philosophers Set Up a Booth on a Street Corner: Here’s What People Asked

Philosophy In The News, Weekly: February 4 – February 10, 2019

The best of the philosophical internet featuring a hammer attack on Marx's grave (taking 'philosophizing with a hammer' too literally); questions at an 'Ask a Philosopher' booth in NYC; Zizek on nomadic proletarians; hanging out in Plato's Academy; and detachable penises – or learning about sex from our animal cousins.

What Aristotle Can Teach Us About Trump’s Emotional Rhetoric

From Franklin D. Roosevelt’s fireside chats to Ronald Reagan’s reputation as the “great communicator” to Barack Obama’s soaring oratory to Donald Trump’s Twitter use, styles of presidential communication have varied over time.