About Insert Philosophy Here

The world needs more philosophy.
More to the point, we all need to engage with the world with a more philosophical attitude.

I’m Douglas Giles, a philosophy professor. I started writing content for the Internet in 1994, and since 1998 I’ve taught philosophy in higher education. In 2018, I decided to leave the academic rat race, stop teaching full-time, and spend more time writing. InsertPhilosophyHere.com is an expression of my desire to bring philosophy out of the insular ivory tower and its musty journals and into everyday life. I still teach university philosophy courses, and I learn a lot from my students about how philosophy connects with people. From my teaching experience, I wrote a introduction to philosophy textbook, How We Are and How We Got Here: A Practical History of Western Philosophy.

As a scholar, I seek to understand the causes of bigotry and injustice so we can decrease their occurrence. I’m also interested in the intersection of philosophy and culture and the construction and maintenance of meaning, and I specialize in social philosophy and personal identity. I am looking for projects and partnerships where I can work with others dedicated to the goal of understanding and alleviating injustice.

In work and life, I love ideas, creativity, passion, and different cultures. I also contribute to the sites WorldFusionRadio.com, an Internet radio station; FarscapeContinues.com, philosophical reflections on the science fiction show Farscape; and PragueGnosis.com, a site about living in Prague.

Please enjoy and contribute to the site. I hope that this site will inspire thoughts and conversation about important issues. Please send along your suggestions. I invite comments and open discussion on the posts. I welcome spirited conversations, but not spam, trolling, or personal attacks. All comments will be moderated.

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