“The victim shows us something about our own lives: we see that we too are vulnerable to misfortune, that we are not any different from the people whose fate we are watching…”
f the idea of freedom bound Camus and Sartre philosophically, then the fight for justice united them politically. They were committed to confronting and curing injustice, and, in their eyes, no group of people was more unjustly treated than the workers, the proletariat.
One of the most interesting things about 2016’s badness is that it seems to have left us in a position where we basically understand nothing at all any more: the liberal political consensus, which viewed both Brexit and President Trump as impossibilities, has been left utterly fragmented, leading to the widespread belief that we have now entered some dark age of “post-truth” politics.
We can think of ourselves as an animal’s peer—or its protector. What will robots decide about us?
Abortion rights activists may have found an unlikely ally in the Satanic Temple, which has vowed to oppose a new Texas state rule requiring fetal tissue be given a burial or cremation.
One philosophical meme told the story of this year’s major news events.
Today is Human Rights Day. What are human rights for, and why do they matter? Believe it or not, Michel Foucault has the answer.
Are we all doomed to never agree on what is or isn’t true?
What are we to make of this? After all, slogans are useful things. “Black Lives Matter”, for one, has been enormously successful as a rallying cry for social change. And calls for national unity are often disguised attempts to prevent oppressed groups from expressing their specific grievances.
How to shift the political landscape from the classroom.