A Philosopher’s View of the World

 

May
29

Teachers’ Unions I: Preliminaries

  Before proceeding with the discussion, I am obligated to disclose that I am a union member. My arguments should be checked for the influence of unconscious biases on my

May
28

Charter Schools IV: Profit

While being a charter school is distinct from being a for-profit school, one argument given in favor of charter schools is because they, unlike public schools, can operate as for-profit

May
26

Charter Schools III: Choice & Values

In my previous essay on charter schools, I considered the quality argument. The idea is that charter schools provide a better alternative to public schools and should receive public money

May
25

Charter Schools II: Choice & Quality

In the previous essay I considered the monopoly argument for them. On this view, charter schools break the state’s harmful monopoly on education. It is worth noting that the state

May
24

Charter Schools I: Preliminaries & Monopolies

Before discussing charter schools, I need to present factors that might bias me against them. Like many Americans, I attended public schools for K-12. Unlike some Americans, I got a

May
22

Sophism Endures

  Shortly after Trump was elected president for the first time, Scottie Nell Hughes, a Trump surrogate, presented her view of truth on The Diane Rehm Show:   Well, I

May
20

The Tiger Outside the Tent

Some claim that we are living in a post-true era. In support of this claim, people often use the example of the linked success of Trump and fake news.  This

May
17

The Morality of Synthetic Meat

Put roughly, vegetarians are defined by their refusal to eat meat. Vegans take it further and refuse to eat any animal products. There are, as vegetarians and vegans will tell

 

 

 

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