Monthly Archives: July 2007

Academic freedom vs. intellectual responsibility

Two big stories in the news today are about academics: Ward Churchill, a professor being fired from the University of Colorado for what he said about the 9/11 bombings, and Norman Finkelstein, a professor at DePaul being denied tenure for … Continue reading

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Bush’s consultants

I read recently (here) that Bush has been consulting with ministers, theologians, historians, and philosophers (who???) in an attempt to figure out why everyone hates him. Apparently he doesn’t like the answers one can find in any newspaper. Anyway, he … Continue reading

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Pursuing wisdom as an individual

It seems like we might distinguish between two ways of pursuing wisdom (meaning: metaphysics and values). We might pursue wisdom as a society/culture/species, which would be something like a scientific approach to the questions “What is real?” and “What is … Continue reading

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