A Tale of Two Resiliences: The Emergence of Neoliberal Resilience and Radical Resilience

1. Neoliberal Resilience: A Genealogy Resilience is a popular but controversial and undertheorized concept. The best-known modern conceptualization of resilience emerged from child psychiatry and developmental psychology (John Bowlby’s 1960s attachment studies), but came to involve social psychology, counseling, clinical psychology, epidemiology, and other sciences (Vernon 2004). Still, there is no consensus on the definition […]

A gradualist approach to forgiveness and grudges

The goal:To reconcile the following claims in tension:Forgiveness must be granted, not earned (Jankélévitch, Calhoun)Unconditional forgiveness entails condonation (Murphy, Griswold) Premises:Forgiveness involves the overcoming or extinction of reactive attitudes of sanction (Cazares 2020)Reactive attitudes of sanction [RAS] come in degrees.How much RAS an agent is justified to hold is directly proportional to the severity of […]

Frances Kissling on the Ethics of Philantropical Impact

It is good to ask whether your effort of social change have actually had any impact, i.e., whether some particular action or strategy are effective or we are just waisting our resources. We also want to avoid scam-philanthropical organisations which, unfortunately, are common enough. 

La crítica filosófica de Guillermo Hurtado al malinchismo

Hurtado toma de Foucault la noción de dispositivo para dar cuenta del malinchismo. Tal y como yo lo entiendo, un dispositivo Foucoultiano es una serie de mecanismos que opera sobre lo simbólico para generar y/o mantener un orden de dominio por medio del control de aspectos de nuestra subjetividad. Dar el diagnóstico de un diapositivo implica, […]

Children as an Oppressed Class

I am grateful for comments from Adam Kobler (a law professor) and Martine Shelley-Piccinini (an 11-year-old). Skip to the bottom for a summary of the main points, written for a general audience.  In this post, I’m going to argue that children are an oppressed class, in a position similar to 20th Century housewives, working mothers, and […]

Philosophy Casting Call s01ep05: On creative philosophical practices and the power of showing up w/Jen Scuro

This is the one where Élaina asks Jen Scuro about her artistic practice’s place in all the stages of her academic career. Plus, there’s a bonus update at the end!CN: Ableism and miscarriageYou can learn more about Jen on her website: https://jenniferscurophd.squarespace.com/home and find teaching resources on her Academia.edu page: https://molloy.academia.edu/JenniferScuroBooks mentioned in the episode: […]

Edouard Machery and the non-coming scientific revolution

This morning I had the chance to hear an interview with philosopher of science Edouard Machery at Stanford University‘s new Psychology podcast on his 2020 paper “What Is a Replication?” and his forthcoming book. There, Machery talked, among other topics, on how science has become so reticent to changes, despite overwhelming evidence that change is […]

Artist Connect Report from BEING Studio

Artist Connect Report I really wanted to share this link to BEING Studio’s, an organisation by and for disabled artists based in Ottawa, written and audio visual report on their virtual pandemic-inspired project. Artist Connect brought together artists from across Canada during periods of isolation and anxiety and the report acknowledges the limitations of online […]

Philosophy Casting Call podcast: s01ep04 On gender justice in sport w/Beth Doran

Or wherever you find podcasts. “Against sexual discrimination in sport”, by Torbjörn Tännsjö “Sex Equality in Sports”, by Jane English “Out of Bounds? A Critique of the New Policies on Hyperandrogenism in Elite Female Athletes”, by Katrina Karkazis, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Georgiann Davis, and Silvia Camporesi Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! Find Philosophy […]