A Directory of Philosophers From Underrepresented Groups

The American Philosophical Association recently publicized the existence of a directory of philosophers from underrepresented groups. Below is explanation of the project from the directory’s main page, as it presently stands: The UPDirectory publicizes information about philosophers who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups in philosophy. The purpose of the directory is to provide an easy-to-use resource for anyone [Read More...]

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Philosophical Advice About The Friend Zone

In this article I explore the dynamics of the “friend zone” as it is typically described — involving heterosexual relationships where the man feels rejected as a romantic partner by the woman after a period of friendship. That being said, I personally know women and gay people who have experienced the same type of romantic rejection and unrequited love after developing a deep friendship with someone, so a lot of this analysis and advice is equally applicable to women and non-straight people. But I’m going to frame everything assuming a heterosexual narrative and focused on guys who feel “friend-zoned” because that’s where the controversies are typically focused.

This article has four main sections in case you want to read selectively.

The Heterosexual Friend Zoned Nice Guy Narrative
Humanizing Friend-Zoned Nice Guys
What’s Really Going Wrong For Friend-Zoned Nice Guys?
9 Tips For Staying Out of the Friend Zone and Finding Happiness Instead 
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Reflections of a Post-Academic Philosopreneur

On January 1 of this year, I wrote a surprisingly widely read post with my reflections as I left academia. In response, Colleen Flaherty from Inside Higher Ed contacted me to do a piece on me. She sent me some preliminary questions and then interviewed me over the phone. Here are the answers I gave to her [Read More...]

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Welcome New York Times Opinionator Readers!

I am quoted in an excellent new post at The New York Times philosophy blog “The Stone”, which is part of its “Opinionator” section. The piece is by Steve Neumann and it’s called “Free The Philosophical Beast”. The article is about the need for philosophers to engage beyond the walls of academia. So I thought [Read More...]

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Dan Fincke on “Equal Time For Freethought”

Saturday I got to be on the radio on WBAI in New York on the show “Equal Time For Freethought”, interviewed (very well) by Xaquiri Rzetelny. We talked about a range of things starting with why I want to deconvert people, what I think is wrong with believing by faith, what is wrong with more [Read More...]

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Emotional Empowerment for Kids, Holiday Family Dynamics, and Teaching Kids Trans Issues

Steph at Grounded Parents has a wonderful blog post up about empathizing with children stressed out by the numerous disruptions and strangeness of the holiday season. It’s a wonderful antidote to authoritarian parenting, focused on respecting children’s needs and emotions and empowering them to manage them, rather than forcing them to subordinate them for the sake [Read More...]

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Video of Dan Fincke Defending Objective Morality On Atheist Analysis

Tonight I was on the the second half of tonight’s Atheist Analysis show, starting at the 57:15 mark of the video above, to talk about prospects for objective morality. I thought it went really well and I’m really grateful to the show’s hosts for giving me the latitude to make complex points and for asking [Read More...]

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Nietzsche the Dogsitter

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By Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. (H/T: Kris.) If you go to the original page and click the red button in the lower right corner of your screen, Nietzsche has more to say. And last year a hilarious video came out on shit Nietzsche says. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

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Discover More Women Philosophers at Philosop-her

I just came across Meena Krishnamurthy’s philosophy blog highlighting the work of women philosophers called Philosop-her. Each blog post is a rigorous and representative philosophical article from a different featured woman philosopher. Here’s a full table of contents of the blog’s posts so far: November 21, 2014: Susanna Siegel (Harvard) “The Rationality of Perception” November 14, 2014: Heather Logue (Leeds) “How [Read More...]

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