Monthly Archives: January 2016

Drag Queens as Laughing Philosophers 

Academia has sold us the idea of philosophy as something so ancient, so irrelevant, and so marginal, that we forget to name our own wisdom traditions and our surrounding pop philosophy, even our ghetto philosophy, when we find it. We sometimes … Continue reading

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PSBMS: Respecting and Admiring Good People is Good for the Character

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The #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag: the Kiss that Awakened Hollywood from its Snow White Fairy Tale

Controversy has been ignited, taking the shape of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite in social media, concerning how for the last two years the Oscar nominees have been all white. The reasoning behind the controversy involves the demographics in America, which include approximately … Continue reading

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War Against All Puerto Ricans: Book Review

The following is a book review and personal reflection about the book War Against All Puerto Ricans, by Nelson Denis In the past, I’ve written about how DemocracyNOW’s Juan Gonzalez did an amazing job at changing the invisibility of Puerto … Continue reading

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PSBMS: Tranquility and Occasional Solitude

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PSBMS: Guarding the Mind and the Desires

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The Epicurean Wise Man

Epicurus, on the qualities of a Wise Man, as cited by Diogenes Laertius in Lives of Eminent Philosophers Before quoting his words, however, let me go into the views of Epicurus himself and his school concerning the wise man. There … Continue reading

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