A Letter to Elliott: On Education, Philosophy, and Feminism, Or, What Sucks About School and What We Can Do About It

Dear Elliott, Let me begin by extending my most sincere apology for letting so much time lapse before responding to your message. In the spirit of publicly thinking through philosophical issues, I hope you also accept this very public reply as an acceptable way to engage with the topics you presented, namely this: What possibilities does schooling present for instilling … Continue reading A Letter to Elliott: On Education, Philosophy, and Feminism, Or, What Sucks About School and What We Can Do About It

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Honest Confidence and the Lies of the Best

It's been another busy month with lots of challenges, changes, great opportunities, and much room for growth. I don't know if it's the product of the slow, subtle crafting of my own thinking or a cruel joke by a menacing world (...I think it's more of the former), but one of my greatest challenges and opportunities … Continue reading Honest Confidence and the Lies of the Best

The Problem Is That (You Think) You Think Too Much

Hardly anyone has heard of philosophical counseling, but now that I've started my own philosophical counseling and consulting business, I've had loads of opportunities to describe the "how's" and "why's" of this form of philosophical practice. I start by emphasizing that, at the heart of the matter, philosophical counseling entails thinking about our lives and … Continue reading The Problem Is That (You Think) You Think Too Much

I May Be a Failure, But At Least I’m Not Bitter

Evidently, there's a fine line between "making it" and "utter failure," and, right now, I'm managing to stand squarely on it. There's less than a week before this chapter of my life ends and I move on from graduate school and happily settle back into one of my favorite places doing different and unsettlingly-unspecified-at-this-point things. … Continue reading I May Be a Failure, But At Least I’m Not Bitter

Person vs. Lying Robot: A Lesson In Ethics

I've learned a lot this semester while teaching my first class in Medical and Healthcare Ethics. We've covered a range of topics that I hope to eventually make videos and write posts about, but one insight in particular has repeatedly been made apparent to me in my personal life: It's inappropriate to respond to everything in the … Continue reading Person vs. Lying Robot: A Lesson In Ethics