Agnes Callard

  • Spoiled Rich Kids

    This is the sixth in a series of columns on public philosophy by Agnes Callard; read more here. In a 1989 article in the medical journal Pediatrics, Bruce McIntosh introduces the term “spoiled child…

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  • Persuade or Be Persuaded

    This is the fifth in a series of columns on public philosophy by Agnes Callard; read more here. I write to the sound of drums beating and people chanting just outside my window. The…

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  • Against Advice

    This is the fourth in a series of columns on public philosophy by Agnes Callard; read more here. We live in a glorious era of podcasting, public conversation and boundary-crossing interest in niche academic…

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  • Is Philosophy Fight Club?

    This is the third in a series of columns on public philosophy by Agnes Callard; read more here. Once an esteemed philosopher was mean to me. He began by dismissing the value of the…

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  • The Emotion Police

    This is the second in a series of columns on public philosophy by Agnes Callard; read the first here. If you tell me to calm down, I probably won’t. The same goes for: “be…

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  • Is Public Philosophy Good?

    This is the first in a series of columns on public philosophy by Agnes Callard. Philosophy is a bubble. Not much of it happens in high school, or after college. It lives inside academia, or,…

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