Month: December 2021

The Myth of Intellectual Individualism

Posted on 27 December 2021 by Jonathan Matheson

Have courage to use your own understanding. This, Kant declared, as the motto of the Enlightenment. This same sentiment is echoed in the more contemporary call to think for yourself. Thinking for yourself is incredibly important. A central goal of educators is to equip their students to think for themselves – to prepare them to
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The Case for Epistemic Reparations

Posted on 13 December 2021 by Jennifer Lackey

In 1976, 15-year-old Deann Katherine Long was raped and murdered near her home in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Five years later, Lewis “Jim” Fogle was arrested for his purported involvement in these crimes, and in 1982 he was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison based largely on the testimony of jailhouse informants.
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