By Brandon Tinklenberg, August 2018. Abigail died at 41 years of age in April of 2001. She was suffering from kidney failure. She was a Sumatran Orangutan who spent most of her life in zoo enclosures in Toronto. She was first acquired by the Riverdale Zoo in the early 1960s. Toronto’s first zoo, Riverdale was… Continue reading Are Captive Primates Robbed of their Culture?
By Lauren Edwards, May 2018. The term “political correctness” echoes in the current cultural chatter. One side shouts about “thought and language policing!” and “political correctness gone too far!”. The other roars about “sensitivity and safe spaces!” and “anti-political correctness gone mad!”. The conversation divides and devolves into nonsense: “I say you can’t say that… Continue reading ‘Political Correctness’ – Whoopty Do, what does it all mean Basil??
By Anonymous SJW, April 2018. On March 2nd, 2018, I attended York University Men’s Issues Inaugural Event, “Growing Up Fatherless,” a talk by Karen Straughan. The poster gave little indication that the event was any different from one of the many feminist-oriented talks about gender on campus. Eager to hear what I thought would be… Continue reading Field Report on Men’s Rights Activism.
In the first of an ongoing weekly segment, the Brainwandering team would like to give a short report on interesting articles we've read over the past week. Susanna Schellenberg will be guest blogging all this week over at Brains Blog about her new book on the nature of perception. Adam Grant in the Atlantic reflected… Continue reading What We’re Reading
by Dan Barron, March 2018. During the ultimately tragic melee that was the Charlottesville monument protest, one of the protestors attempted a remarkable metamorphosis. Separated from his fellow white supremacists, and pursued by counterprotestors, he takes off his white polo “uniform” and announces “I’m not really white power, man – I just came here for… Continue reading The Social Epistemology of Right-Wing Extremism
SCI PHI is a weekly philosophy of science podcast hosted and produced by Nick Zautra, a Joint Ph.D. student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University Bloomington. Check out the latest episode with York alumni Serife Tekin. Open Questions: An Ethics Podcast is a project hosted… Continue reading New Interesting Podcasts
Carrie Jenkins has compiled a page full of tools and advice on 'how to be a public philosopher.' Included is a list potential publishers of work by philosophers, and tips on writing a pitch. SOPHIA (The Society of Philosophers in America) has launched the magazine Civil American, which is seeking to become 'the philosophical equivalent… Continue reading More Resources