Month September 2021

Kymlicka Wins Chauveau Medal

In its announcement, the RSC says: The prize was established in 1951 to honour the memory of Pierre J.O. Chauveau (1820-1890), a writer, educator, Canadian statesman, who served as the second President of the RSC (1883-1884), the first Premier of…

Charles Mills (1951-2021)

Charles W. Mills, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), has died. Mills was appointed professor of philosophy at CUNY in 2016. Prior to that, he spent a decade on the…

The Value of Stepping Back from Current Events

This proposal runs contrary to popular pedagogical trends that insist upon relevance to current social issues and the experiences of our students. This kind of relevance has value, of course. But it also involves costs. When everything is addressed to contemporary…

Mills Wins 2021 Lippincott Award

The Racial Contract by Charles Mills is a work of exceptional quality. It is a critically important and very elegantly written book that rethinks the social contract tradition from the perspective of the majority of the world’s people, namely people of…

A Tale of Two Resignations

[illustrations by Diana Sudyka] Last week, Peter Boghossian publicly announced his resignation from Portland State University. In his announcement, he complained about both  the character of the university—its emphasis on social justice and what he sees as its “illiberalism”—and about…