Humanities, Values, and the Big Picture of Human Existence
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What the Humanities Teach us about the Difference Between the Means and Ends of Life
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In my book, Feminism and the Mastery of Childbirth, I show birth is almost always represented as a life-threatening emergency in popular culture…
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Why We Shouldn't Rely on Quotes to Think and Speak for Us
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We don’t always have our priorities straight, do we? Sometimes we pine for the presence of a loved one only to squander the limited time we have…
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How Values Shape the Facts of Our Lives
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Last week I published, “Woman-made: Finding Beauty and Agency in Childbirth, explaining the importance of Canadian painter, Amanda Greavette’s…
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Dead-end Production and the Non-Profit Goods of Life
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This semester I began my “Introduction to Ethics” course with the uncontroversial observation that people have often treated others pretty terribly…
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If God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good, then why is there unnecessary evil—so much unnecessary pain and suffering? Reason and commitment to…
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This popular quote is making its way around social media, and it’s being attributed to the German existentialist philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche: The…
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Beyond the Grade is a series of posts sharing minimally refined reflections written in dialogue with students’ ideas during the grading process. Brief…
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