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The PPJ Current is our constantly evolving content stream, filled with recent suggestions from our curators and editors. Members of the PPJ Community can post comments on every piece, add ratings, and share to social networks from within the Current.

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Interview: Charles Mills on Racial Liberalism


In this very special episode, John talks with Charles W. Mills (Philosophy, The Graduate Center, CUNY) about his new book, Black Rights/White Wrong: The Critique of Racial Liberalism (Oxford UP, 2017).



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How do you know that what you know is true? That's epistemology


How do you know what the weather will be like tomorrow? How do you know how old the Universe is? How do you know if you are thinking rationally? These and other questions of the “how do you know?” variety are the business of epistemology, the area of philosophy concerned with understanding the nature of knowledge and belief.



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What Would a Stoic Do? 


Back in 1979 philosopher Thomas Nagel wrote a landmark paper entitled “Moral Luck.” In it, Nagel argued that we should be much less cocky about our own moral integrity when judging other people, for the simple reason that the fact that we are acting morally and they aren’t may reduce to a difference in external conditions, not in the fiber of our respective characters.



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Michigan State University

July 13th, 2016

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Penn State University

January 20th, 2016

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Penn State Philosophy

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January 18th, 2016

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Penn State University

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Penn State University

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June 1st, 2017

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January 20th, 2016

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Michigan State University

January 12th, 2015

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Michigan State University

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June 22nd, 2015

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The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University

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Matrix MSU

February 2nd, 2015

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February 23rd, 2017

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The University of Mississippi

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July 20th, 2017

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Grand Valley State University

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Northern Arizona University

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Penn State University

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October 24th, 2016

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