Philosophy in the real world.

Booker T. Washington on Strength

Booker T. Washington on Strength “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength. One is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” -Booker T. Washington There are multiple ways to look at strength. Too often, people only look at it in terms of either brute force or resiliency in the […]

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Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire on Social Conflict

Paulo Freire on Social Conflict Paulo Freire is a Brazilian philosopher of education. Those on the Right would call him a “radical” because he believes that poor people shouldn’t be exploited and children should be taught to think creatively and critically. For Freire, oppression and education are linked–the more you […]

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too many men

Why Men Sexually Harass and Abuse Women

Amidst all of the revelations about high-profile men who have abused women, it is no surprise that our drive-by corporate media has not explored the question of why men sexually harass and abuse women. The media is interested in sensationalism and exploiting puerile interest in scandal. They are not interested […]

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Professor Mogobe Ramose

“Thinking the Contemporary”, with Mogobe Ramose

“Thinking the Contemporary”, with Mogobe Ramose Mogobe Ramose Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Africa (UNISA), in Pretoria. He is a Philosopher and a leading figure introducing and debating African philosophy and the Ethics of Ubuntu. African philosophy is largely underexplored and widely unappreciated by the rest of […]

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James Baldwin on Masks

James Baldwin on Masks

James Baldwin on Masks “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin Baldwin is often remembered as a political radical. He definitely was, but like Cornel West, Baldwin’s social and political views were informed by the idea that […]

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