Words on the Way In: A Retrospective
The first installment of a new column on living language: talking about COVID (talk)
The Sorry State of Apologies
"Sorry" can be more than a mere word when it has real-world consequences.
3 Women Philosophers of the Enlightenment
They shaped the history of Western philosophical thought. It's past time to recognize their contributions.
Martha Nussbaum: Overcoming Fear, Embracing Democracy
The American philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s new book, The Monarchy of Fear, examines the politics of primal fear in the 2016 election.
What Roe v. Wade Means for Internet Privacy
Roe v. Wade left Americans with the idea that privacy is something we can expect as citizens. But does the SCOTUS consider privacy a constitutional right?
The End of “Here And Now”
Thanks to the miracle of contemporary connectivity, I can be here, in one place physically, another place mentally, still others visually or financially.
What Time is it When You Pass Through A Wrinkle in Time?
Do we need two distinct conceptions of time, chronos (clock time) vs. kairos (real time), to understand Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel?
Will Reading Romance Novels Make Artificial Intelligence More Human?
Google is feeding its natural language AI thousands of romance novels in an effort to humanize its “conversational tone.” Will this give it "humanness?"
On Raising the Dead
A biotech company wants to use stem cell therapy to restore neurological function in patients who have been declared braindead.