What We’re Reading

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


The Social Epistemology of Right-Wing Extremism

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

How to Solve the Moral Problem of Climate Change

by Michael Montess, September 2017. Climate Change is an incredibly difficult problem that we are simply not doing enough to solve. The problem, however, has both a practical and a moral dimension. The present climate change narrative focuses on the practical dimension of the problem, but unless we consider the moral dimension, we will not… Continue reading How to Solve the Moral Problem of Climate Change

How Free? Speech, Liberty and Social Stability

by Dylan Ludwig, August 2017. ‘Free Speech’ is typically thought of as a principle either accepted or rejected wholesale. The ongoing debate that it inspires seems focused, for the most part, on strictly political or legal implications. But the issue is certainly more complex than this, and in the interest of moving forward, it is… Continue reading How Free? Speech, Liberty and Social Stability

APA Public Philosophy Op-Ed Winners

The APA Committee on Public Philosophy has picked its winners for the best Op-Ed pieces in 2017. They're all really cool, check them out: Katalin Balog (Rutgers University–Newark) “‘Son of Saul,’ Kierkegaard and the Holocaust” The Stone (The New York Times) Andrew Fiala (California State University, Fresno) “Without Faith in Humanity, Cynicism Grows and Democracy Becomes Mob-Rule”… Continue reading APA Public Philosophy Op-Ed Winners