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The Examined Life

In 2008, Astra Taylor released examined life, a documentary which pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms and puts it back on the streets. In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. 139 more words


Martha Nussbaum On Inner Experience

Martha Nussbaum (May 06, 1947 -)

Do not despise your inner world… Our society is very outward-looking, very taken up with the latest new object, the latest piece of gossip, the latest opportunity for self-assertion and status. 51 more words


The Prompter Room

For Friday, November 2, 2018:

To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control.

Martha Nussbaum, philosopher

The Prompter Room

Fire and Fury

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about Brian De Palma’s horror movie The Fury, which celebrated its fortieth anniversary earlier this year. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about… 1,275 more words


Doing Philosophy for Fun or Profit

I was recently invited to think about answering two questions: 1. What is philosophy? 2. How is philosophy done? Teaching first-year community college students for 17 years gave me ready answers, of course. 942 more words


In My Feelings: Why it is Affectively Hard to Acknowledge One's Own Oppression

The last several weeks have been difficult for many women. We saw a Senate accept weak lies from a self-entitled man. We saw many many people including for many of us, people we know, excuse accusations from a very credible witness because they didn’t reach the level of beyond… 749 more words