In this post, I’m going to discuss MOOCs, based on my recent experience in a Coursera course on Social and Economic Networks. I’m going to start with a brief explanation of my reasons for taking the course, give a quick overview of the structure of the course, then explain my... [Read More]
The Adversarial Method: Where's Moulton?
Yesterday 3:AM Magazine posted an interview with Rebecca Kukla. Kukla said some things about the adversarial method in philosophy, with which Jenny Saul disagreed. You can find a response by Eric Schliesser here, and from there links to another response or two. [Read More]
Local Food, Global Justice
I had the pleasure of attending the First Annual Workshop on Food Justice and Peace this past Friday and Saturday at Michigan State University, and at that workshop I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Navin of Oakland University. My talk offered a defense of local food from a radical... [Read More]
The Funding Effect and Noxious Markets: Weak Agency
(In this series of posts, I’m applying Debra Satz’ account of noxious markets to a specific aspect of commercialized science, the funding effect. In the first post, I summarized Satz’ account. In part two, I explained the funding effect.) [Read More]
[I feel like my blog posts tend to be pretty technical and academic. This post is an attempt to write for a broader audience, while still being philosophical.] [Read More]