By Kengo Miyazono & Lisa Bortolotti
Research in the philosophy of psychology is expanding rapidly and the range of topics has also been increasing in recent years. We find it useful to divide research in the philosophy of psychology into two sub-areas: ‘foundational’ and ‘implicational’ philosophy of psychology.
Foundational research … Read More
By Kevin Aho
If we thought “the existentialist” was a moribund relic of mid-twentieth century France who, in a black sweater, black pants, and a cigarette, populated the cafes of the boulevard St. Germain in Paris, then the coronavirus has shattered this caricature. Amidst the pandemic, we are all existentialists … Read More
Calling something a ‘conspiracy theory’ is a way to dismiss it as untrue. The term immediately calls to mind tin foil hats and UFOs.
But this is unfair—history is full of examples of outlandish conspiracies that turned out to be real. Take the famous Zinoviev Letter. In 1924, four days … Read More
By Quassim Cassam
How can you not be a conspiracy theorist? It is a fact that people sometimes conspire and history books are full of stories of conspiracies by politicians and others. If you believe these obvious truths, doesn’t that make you a conspiracy theorist? Not exactly. The conspiracy theories … Read More
by Stephen Hetherington
What is epistemology? It’s about knowledge – but in a special way. It’s about the very idea of knowing. It doesn’t assume that whatever people accept as being knowledge, for instance, is knowledge. Perhaps most people haven’t thought enough about knowledge’s nature. Perhaps different people would describe … Read More
By Stuart Elden
On Valentine’s day 1966, Louis Althusser wrote to his translator and lover Franca Madonia, mentioning that he had met up with Georges Canguilhem, his former teacher. Canguilhem was described by Althusser as “one of our old masters, a fierce man, angry, shy and violent, who convinced himself, … Read More
by Svend Brinkmann , author of The Joy of Missing Out
We live in a world full of choice and temptation, where we are constantly bombarded with invitations, in the broadest sense of the word, via everything from street advertising to social media. We are constantly invited to do something, … Read More
In 1879, the magnificently named Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff MP met with a little known German journalist called Karl Marx.
According to Francis Wheen’s biography, Sir Mountstuart, in a letter he wrote shortly after the meeting, was of the opinion that, although Marx was a nice chap:… Read More
Collaboration happens all the time in many disciplines, but not in philosophy. There are many reasons for this, but our experience suggests that we philosophers should strive to overcome the structural and other barriers that inhibit jointly-written essays and books. The biggest payoff, we think, is that never has either … Read More
Foucault’s Last Decade is a study of the work Foucault conducted between 1974 and his death in 1984.In 1974, Foucault began writing the first volume of his History of Sexuality, developing work he had already begun to present in his Collège de France lecture courses. In that first volume,published … Read More