“I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.” ~ Baruch Spinoza © Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission) In “As Basic Science is Politicized, Conservatives Become Suspicious of Higher Ed,” Dr. Darrell Arnold recently shared his experience discussing basic scientific truths in his college philosophy classes.
(University of Bologna is the oldest institution of higher education in the Western world.) “History is becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” ~ H.G. Wells
My last post responded to some queries from student about the value of a college education. Chris Crawford added some additional insights on the topic in the comments section. I thought they earned a guest post. He adds 4 additional benefits of college to the ones I mentioned.
The University of Pennsylvania considers itself the first institution in the United States of America to use the term “university” in its name. There is plenty of analysis on why Trump narrowly won the crucial states that gave him an electoral college victory—Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan—even though Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.5 million votes. But what was … Continue reading Education & The Election
I have previously written about the philosopher David Benatar’s anti-natalism. Now Oxford University Press has published his new book The Human Predicament: A Candid Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions. Here is a brief summary of the book followed by a few comments.