2019-03Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
How to Handle Humility? Audaciously: A Response to Mark Tschaepe

Abstract We address Mark Tschaepe’s response to Tibor Solymosi, in which Tschaepe argues that neuropragmatism needs to be coupled with humility in order to redress “dopamine democracy,” Tschaepe’s term for our contemporary situation of smartphone addiction that undermines democracy. We reject Tschaepe’s distinction between humility and fallibility, arguing that audacious fallibility is all we need. We take…

2019-03Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
About Listening and Hearing in the Perspective of the Philosophy of Education

Preview /Review: Małgorzata Przanowska, Listening and Acouological Education (Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 2019), 306 pages./ Małgorzata Przanowska’s book restores to us a fascinating resonance of our way of being in the world. It gives voice to the rustling aspect of thoughts, the vibrations of human bodies and the cosmos. The author is interested…

2019-02Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
The Aesthetics of Normative Meaning and Thought: The Normative Bodily Roots of Philosophy, Science, and Art

Preview /Review: Mark Johnson, The Aesthetics of Meaning and Thought: The Bodily Roots of Philosophy, Science, and Art (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018), 293 pages./ In The Aesthetics of Meaning and Thought: The Bodily Roots of Philosophy, Science, and Art, Mark Johnson seeks to expand his earlier work with George…

2019-02Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
On the Lookout for the Dark Arts and Finding Our Better Selves in Another white Man’s Burden

Preview /Review: Tommy J. Curry, Another white Man’s Burden: Josiah Royce’s Quest for a Philosophy of white Racial Empire (Albany: SUNY Press, 2018), 278 pages./ Every philosopher sends out his or her most precious insights in hopes that someone will discover this “message in a bottle,” and receive “a testimony to the transience of frustration and…

2019-02Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Antoine Mooij’s Phenomenology of Symbolization: Synthesizing Lacan and Cassirer

Preview /Review:Antoine Mooij, Lacan and Cassirer: An Essay on Symbolisation, translated by Peter van Nieuwkoop (Leiden: Brill Rodopi, 2018), 256 pages./ The central argument of Lacan and Cassirer: An Essay on Symbolisation is that each thinker approaches the problem of symbolization in a way that ultimately complements the other; “that their opposing…

2019-01Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
William Sessions on Honor

Preview /Review of William Lad Sessions’, Honor For Us: A Philosophical Analysis, Interpretation and Defense (New York: Continuum, 2010), 226 pages./ William Lad Sessions in his Honor for Us: A Philosophical Analysis, Interpretation and Defense has written what is likely the very first philosophy of honor as a concept. In writing the definitive text…

2019-01Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Lessons from Intercultural Philosophy: Getting Over Reductive Comparisons and Attending to Others

Preview But one thing that I have been trying to accomplish both through my own scholarship and my own professional work in academic associations in recent years is precisely what I have just mentioned, namely to make intercultural philosophy a truly multi-polar activity. Intercultural philosophy should not place the West at the center of its…

2019-01Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Humility and Inquiry: A Response to Tibor Solymosi

Abstract In his essay, “Affording our Culture: “Smart” Technology and the Prospects for Creative Democracy,” Tibor Solymosi addresses my challenge for neuropragmatism to counter what I have elsewhere called dopamine democracy. Although I believe that Solymosi has begun to provide an explanation for how neuropragmatism may counter dopamine democracy, especially with his conceptions Œ…

2018-04Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Into the Heart of Darkness Or: Alt-Stoicism? Actually, No…

Preview In several conversations over the last months, people have independently raised a troubling sign of the times. Since the mid-2010s, it seems, “Alt-Right” bloggers have begun to populate Facebook and other online venues of the “Modern Stoicism” movement, claiming that the ancient philosophy vindicates their misogynistic and nativist views, complete with…

2018-04Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Rocking and Reasoning: Randall Auxier’s Sharp Reflections on Rock Music, Philosophy and Life

Preview /Review of Randall Auxier’s, Metaphysical Graffiti: Deep Cuts in the Philosophy of Rock (Chicago: Open Court, 2017), 396 pages./ “There’s a certain type of song that only the virtuoso poet-songwriter can pull off,” observes Randall Auxier. It may even seem to be a genre in itself. Some examples everyone knows are Don…