Emily Sullivan (TU Delft) and Kareem Khalifa (Middlebury): Idealizations and Understanding: Much Ado About Nothing? Ian James Kidd (Nottingham): Mary Midgley on our Need for (Good) Philosophy. Is it possible that, in the new millennium, the mathematical method is no longer fundamental to philosophy? Hume the humane: Hume believed we were nothing more or less than human — that’s why he’s the amiable, modest, generous philosopher we need now. Philosophy of multicultures: Owen Flanagan proposes an adventurous, expansive approach to philosophy. Howard Gardner on why we should require all students to take two philosophy courses. The introduction to Methodological Advances in Experimental Philosophy, ed. Eugen Fischer and Mark Curtis.


Raphael Saidi (Sciences Po): The French President, Above Political Parties? There is one good reason to hold off on the 2020 campaigning and metacampaigning: None of you have any idea what you’re doing or what you’re talking about. Could the new fighting between Russia and Ukraine escalate into all-out war? Avgi Saketopoulou on using psychoanalysis to understand #MeToo memories. What happened to Kanye West? Kanye represents what happens when the liberties of artistic genius are confused for political insight. Emma Ashford on a guide to Saudi Arabia’s influence in Washington. Messaging or investigating: How should House Democrats use their very limited power? “Always a tweet. Always” (and more).

Robert Kahn (St. Thomas): Charlottesville, Ferguson and “Laws Affecting Memory” in the United States. Travis Timmerman (Seton Hall): A Case for Removing Confederate Monuments. UNC teaching assistants strike over Confederate monument. Why universities should be on the front lines of the monument wars. Good riddance: Stan McChrystal on why Americans need to set aside icons like Robert E. Lee to live up to our potential.


The economy continues to grow, yet wages remain flat — corporate concentration may be to blame. Are superstar firms and Amazon effects reshaping the economy? American corporations are winning their war on capitalism: An excerpt from The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition by Jonathan Tepper (and more). What the !*?&%!@ is going on with the current economy? New jobs report shows that the economy is steady but wages are lagging. It’s not just Trump’s trade war — this is what also has markets worried. Market moves suggest a recession is unavoidable. Ben White on the looming threat to Trump’s booming economy. Trump’s reelection doesn’t hinge on a recession (and more).

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