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Category Archives: Philosophy

Should New Media Distinguish Idea from Opinion Journalism?

[Also appeared March 10, 2014 on Truthout here.] Old media separated non-entertainment journalism into a simple dichotomy: news and opinion. Today we—academics, journalists, and laypeople—include internet searches at some point … Continue reading

2014-03-11 · Leave a comment

The Geist of Tahrir & Occupy

[First appeared Feb 10, 2014 on Truthout. Begin there with comments.] The Tahrir Square Revolution turns three this week and Occupy Wall Street follows soon. They both manifested a tangible … Continue reading

2014-02-15 · Leave a comment

Review of Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, & the Rule of the Many

This book follows the recent trend in democratic theory termed “epistemic democracy” in a novel way. Rather than rely on liberal philosophy or an analogy with science, it begins with … Continue reading

2014-01-27 · 2 Comments

Fourteen Tips for Law School & Life

In summarizing my law school tips to a younger collaborator, I thought they might be helpful for other people too. They are based only on my own experiences, and your … Continue reading

2014-01-21 · 5 Comments

Rowling & Heidegger: Ontological Humility & the Authentic, Ethical Life

A review of Ontological Humility: Lord Voldemort and the Philosophers [Appeared Nov. 26, 2013 on Truthout. Look for comments there: http://bit.ly/OnHuTr%5D What does Martin Heidegger have to do with Harry … Continue reading

2013-11-14 · 1 Comment

The Mideastern Roots of Modern Democracy

[First appeared May 26th Daft Blogger. More on humility soon.] Is it possible that it was not the rediscovery of Greek thought that brought equality, human rights and democracy to … Continue reading

2013-09-08 · 1 Comment

Google Palestine & Sociological Jurisprudence

[First appeared May 13, 2013 on Fair Observer. Start with comments there.] Google’s decision Friday May 3rd to change google.ps’s tagline to “Palestine” implicitly recognized it as a state. It … Continue reading

2013-05-27 · Leave a comment