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Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline

Bernard Williams’ Annual Lecture, Royal Institute of Philosophy, 16 February 2000. I think Jonathan Haidt says as much (per Williams’ quote below) in his The Righteous Mind. It is not a reproach to these liberals that they cannot see beyond the outer limits of what they find acceptable: no-one can do that. But it is more of a…

When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism

Here’s a nuanced and deep analysis on Brexit and extrapolations for a wider phenomenon. Those who truly want to understand what is happening should carefully consider the complex interplay of globalization, immigration, and changing values. Since many academics are in the business of activism masquerading as inquiry, I wouldn’t hold my breath. I’d urge the more intellectually honest…