Computability and Physics.

APP Editors’ Note: Andreas Keller is an independent philosopher living in Hannover, Germany, and currently working as a computer programmer. *** In Part 3, Section 2.2 (“Natural Mechanism, Computability, and Anti-Mechanism”) of “The Rational Human Condition”[i], Robert Hanna proposes a definition of what he calls “natural mechanism,” in terms of mechanistic laws of physics. He … [continue reading]

Susan Haack’s “The Real Question: Can Philosophy be Saved?”

APP Editors’ Note: “The Real Question: Can Philosophy be Saved?” originally appeared in Free Inquiry 37, 6 (2017). “Our editor” refers to FI’s editor, Tom Flynn. Once again—now, heaven help me, even in the pages of Free Inquiry!—I find myself “otherwise minded,”[1] the cannibal among the missionaries. Why so? I certainly share our editor’s sense … [continue reading]

An Introduction to Metamodernism.

APP Editors’ Note: Philip Damico is a metamodernist. Metamodernism is an emerging movement that hopes to synthesize both postmodernism (a movement and era in philosophy and art that’s loosely characterized by moral relativism and abstract art that began in the mid 20th century and continues to this day) and modernism (a movement and era in … [continue reading]

Radical Enlightenment 2: Dialectical Enlightenment. Toward a Positive Research Program

Our recent article, “Aliens, Antisemitism, and Academia,” in Jacobin Magazine, has elicited a flurry of responses, running the gamut from enthusiastic to excoriating. However, most of the critical replies have remained at the level of exegetics. That is, they have questioned whether our championing of the “Radical Enlightenment” tradition accurately reflects the whole body of … [continue reading]

Radical Enlightenment 1: Aliens, Antisemitism, and Academia.

APP Editors’ Note: Landon Frim and Harrison Fluss are alumni of SUNY-Stony Brook’s doctoral program in Philosophy. Landon is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. Joseph’s College-New York. Harrison is a lecturer in philosophy at St. John’s University and Manhattan College. (Jacobin, 11 March 2017) A scandal is brewing in academia. The photo accompanying a … [continue reading]

The CIA Reads French Theory. On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left

APP Editors’ Note: Gabriel Rockhill is a philosopher, cultural critic and political theorist. He teaches at Villanova University and Graterford Prison, and he directs the Critical Theory Workshop at the Sorbonne. His recent books include Counter-History of the Present (2017), Interventions in Contemporary Thought (2016) and Radical History & the Politics of Art (2014). Follow … [continue reading]

Susan Haack’s “Scientism and its Discontents,” Part 3 of 3.

APP Editors’ Note: Susan Haack’s “Scientism and its Discontents” was originally published by Rounded Globe in 2017, here. With the permission of the author, APP is hereby re-posting/re-publishing it in three parts. The full bibliography will appear at the end of this third part. Clicking on the hot links in the Table of Contents, directly … [continue reading]

Susan Haack’s “Scientism and its Discontents,” Part 2 of 3.

APP Editors’ Note: Susan Haack’s “Scientism and its Discontents” was originally published by Rounded Globe in 2017, here. With the permission of the author, APP is hereby re-posting/re-publishing it in three parts. The full bibliography will appear at the end of the third part. Clicking on the hot links in the Table of Contents, directly … [continue reading]

Susan Haack’s “Scientism and its Discontents,” Part 1 of 3.

APP Editors’ Note: Susan Haack’s “Scientism and its Discontents” was originally published by Rounded Globe in 2017, here. With the permission of the author, APP is hereby re-posting/re-publishing it in three parts. The full bibliography will appear at the end of the third part. Clicking on the hot links in the Table of Contents, directly … [continue reading]