How the Homeless Create Homes

Margaret Morton’s photographs of the homeless highlighted their makeshift dwellings as symbols of creativity and resourcefulness. © Margaret Morton By Dr. Susan Fraiman / 06.28.2017 Professor of English University of Virginia The number of people facing housing insecurity, already on the rise, began to climb more steeply as a result of the Great Recession. This upward trend will[…]

Why Social Media Apps Should be in Your Disaster Kit

Shutterstock    By Dr. Daniel P. Aldrich and Courtney M. Page / 09.08.2017 Aldrich: Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Director Security and Resilience Program Page: PhD Candidate in Political Science Northeastern University With floodwaters at four feet and rising, a family in Houston, Texas abandoned their possessions and scrambled to their roof[…]

Press Attacks during the Administration of George Washington

At the time of his inauguration, George Washington was described in almost universally glorified terms by the national presses. However, by the end of the President’s first term, hostile newspaper writers were attacking the administration’s domestic and foreign policy. These attacks escalated in Washington’s second term into personal attacks questioning his integrity, republican principles, and even military[…]

Stoicism and “Truth”

Philosopher of science Imre Lakatos By Dr. Massimo Pigliucci / 05.24.2017 Professor of Philosophy City University of New York I recently wrote about the remarkable similarities between Stoicism and Buddhism, referring to a recent book by Bob Wright, Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. With all due respect to Bob, and acknowledging (from[…]

How Many Different Human Emotions Are There?

A map of human emotions – click here for interactive version A new study identifies 27 categories of emotion and shows how they blend together in our everyday experience. By Yasmin Anwar / 09.08.2017 Media Relations Representative University of California Berkeley Psychology once assumed that most human emotions fall within the universal categories of happiness,[…]

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: The Origin of Western Thought – Aristotle

By Dr. Garth Kemerling / 11.12.2011 Professor of Philosophy Capella University Philosophy Pages Logical Methods The greatest and most influential of Plato’s students was Aristotle, who established his own school at Athens. Although his writing career probably began with the production of quasi-Platonic dialogues, none of them have survived. Instead, our knowledge of Aristotle’s doctrines must be derived from[…]