TPP Weekly Rewind


TPP Week-In-Review

  • On Monday, Sam chastised the US Intelligence community in favor of The Washington Post, and TPP intern Charles wondered how much we can reasonably limit free speech
  • On Tuesday, TPP intern Jonathan suggested that many citizens have a bad memory
  • On Wednesday, TPP intern Han distinguished three conceptions of ‘just desert’ in light of a New York Times‘ op-ed lamenting a rising American aristocracy, and then suggested another justification for state laws criminalizing HIV transmission
  • On Thursday, TPP intern Charles argued that we ought to allow the construction of a mosque and Muslim community center two blocks from Ground Zero; Luke examined Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s decision to support Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court, despite ideological differences; and TPP intern Ethan insisted that the argument over national standards in public education belies a debate over the nature of education itself
  • On Friday, TPP intern Han considered pointed to a Newsweek story in order to connect the concepts of fairness and desert, and Jake criticized moral naturalism for failing to answer an important question

In Others’ Words

  • Michael Smith asserted in an op-ed for News Herald that modern liberals are not who they think they are
  • In the ‘Religion and Ethics’ section of ABC’s Australian site, Stanley Hauerwas claimed that America’s god is dying
  • Robert Wolff shared another installment of his introductory series on game theory and related fields
  • Herbert Gintis at Cato Unbound explained an interesting relationship between evolutionary biology and political philosophy
  • Phil at A Very Public Sociologist discussed the relationship between radical politics and listening
  • Youtube user CollegeBinary posted a three-minute summary of Immanuel Kant
  • Some folks on Facebook suggested an interesting way to put the corpus of Ayn Rand to good use
  • Neil Levy at Practical Ethics examined a recent

    study (which TPP has written about previously) that suggests people are often more likely to believe false information than true information

  • Stephen Neale spoke about meaning and interpretation for Philosophy Bites‘ newest podcast

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  • Editors

    Jacob Bronsther is a law student at NYU. He has an MPhil in Political Theory from Oxford.

  • Sam Gill is a consultant in DC. He studied Political Theory at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

  • Marc Grinberg is a Presidential Management Fellow. He studied Political Theory at Oxford.

  • John Rood is founder of Next Step Test Prep. He has an AM in Political Theory from Chicago.

  • Luke Freedman is studying Philosophy and Political Science at Carleton College.

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    Han Li

    Charles Wang

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