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Philosophy news and analysis from The Nation
March 9, 2018
Encountering Ghosts in Family Photos, Historical Dolls, and ‘Black Panther’
Mythmaking can connect the past to the present, and reveal a promised future.
Patricia J. Williams
March 7, 2018
Waiting for Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment
The genre that Pinker’s latest book most closely resembles is not 18th-century
but a TED Talk.
David A. Bell
November 28, 2017
Freedom of Thought
Individual freedom may well be a particularly American illusion, but can it be used to support progressive politics?
November 2, 2017
The Other Foucault
What led the French theorist of madness and sexuality to politics?
October 3, 2017
The Many Worlds of Nicole Krauss
In her new novel,
, fact and fiction blur.
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September 21, 2017
Blaming the People
Is democracy really the problem?
September 8, 2017
In Search of the ‘Vital Center’
Is the politics of moderation really the best way to avoid tyranny?
September 6, 2017
Sari Nusseibeh’s Search for Reason
After dedicating much of his life to peace activism, the Palestinian philosopher has returned to his early preoccupations: philosophy and Islamic thought.
Christopher de Bellaigue
June 28, 2017
Socialism’s Past and Future
Axel Honneth’s new book seeks to give renewed meaning to the socialist ideal.
June 1, 2017
Thoreau: A Radical for All Seasons
The surprising persistence of Henry David Thoreau.