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With a little help from our civic friends?

Posted on 21 September 2020 by Ana Gavran Milos

Nebojša Zelič                               Ana Gavran Miloš To speak of friendship in a political context is not particularly appealing for several reasons. First of all, friendship is the kind of relationship we have in our private and intimate domain. Friendship implies partiality, while
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Why are we so polarized, and how can we move forward? A perspective from social epistemology.

Posted on 7 September 2020 by John Greco

Contemporary academic philosophy has recently taken a “social turn” regarding the way it thinks about knowledge and related issues.  Put differently, philosophy has turned away from the traditional ideal of a self-sufficient inquirer, doing his or her best to figure out what is reasonable to believe, in favor of a conception of knowledge that emphasizes
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What’s to ban: social media policies on hate speech and reclamation

Posted on 24 August 2020 by Bianca Cepollaro

Social media policies on hate speech are very controversial and have recently ignited a lively debate.[1] For one thing, social media have both the right and the responsibility to police the shared contents and comments, or the platform risks to be used to promote hate, violence, and the like. Such policies not only concern the
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Socializing Intellectual Autonomy

Posted on 10 August 2020 by Chris Ranalli

Two key ideas which frame our thinking about autonomy are self-governance and self-reliance. The problem with using these arguably modern ideas to frame our thinking about autonomy is that it can easily make it look like autonomy and community are in tension; that securing one’s autonomy means withdrawing from one’s community.
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