Dec 23, 2020
Early in life we learn rules for moral conduct. We are taught which actions are right and which ones are wrong. Eventually we’re able to grasp principles and closed systems that allege to hold in place the reasons for why any particular action has moral value. In philosophical terms, this might look like John Stuart...
Dec 9, 2020
Theorists and activists argue that education is the bedrock of a democratic society. Having a well-educated citizenry is necessary for people to meet the demands required for democracies to thrive. In the United States, schooling is conceived of as one of the primary vehicles for educating these democratic citizens.
Nov 25, 2020
We want to be in proper relationship with the world. In other words, we want to have as many true beliefs as possible, or, at least, fewer false beliefs. We hope the ideas we hold will suit us well for adapting to the demands of our social, moral, and physical environments.
This is also true when it comes to religious...
Nov 11, 2020
There is a strong tension
between localism or place and the overwhelming forces of globalism.
We might say that in addition to living in the information age,
that we find ourselves in the age of mass scale. We see it in pop
culture, mass media, globalizing economies, and even in expanding
Oct 28, 2020
In the process of creating political worldviews, there are a variety of values we integrate and use as foundational. Liberty, equality, fraternity, and solidarity are commonly held political values in both the United States and Europe. But what might it look like for one to create a political worldview informed by...