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 […]

The Ethics of Praise

Thanks to the LATAM Free Will Project I just had he chance to attend a very interesting workshop on The Ethics of Praise. It started with a talk by Andrea Vial on the amazing work she has been doing on the relation between praise and stereotypes. In particular, she gave empirical evidence that, for example, […]

Philosophy Casting Call s01ep02

My interview with Lisa Martinez-Katout is now available in your feeds! We discuss studying philosophy of race after a career in finance, teaching in jails, and asking for want you need in academia. You can listen to the podcast here: and read the show notes and transcript here: Please share, rate, and review to support […]

Bart Geurts’ Normative Pragmatics

According to Bart Geurt’s recent work, we, animals, use signals when we want others to behave in a certain way. Others, of course, need to also be motivated if we want them to do what we want. Thus, when we use signals we do not only express our desire to have others do something, but […]

Five Books of Contemporary Philosophy made in Mexico you ought to read right now!

Part I: Those already available in English Poverty: A Philosophical Approach by Paulette DieterlenA philosophical evaluation, based both on concrete observations and theoretical arguments, of the difficult interactions between poverty and public policy. In Dieterlen’s approach, poverty is both a political problem, for it involves exclusion and disenfranchisement, and an ethical problem in so far […]

Sesgos Cognitivos e Injusticias Estructurales

Al adquirir hábitos de pensamiento que nos permiten participar ‘mejor’ de una práctica social, adquirimos también sesgos que pueden llevarnos a cometer errores que no afectan nuestra participación en dichas prácticas pero sí pueden tener costos (sociales, epistémicos, ecológicos, etc.) sustanciales.