I’m adding this to my list of blogs to check out: Joseph Orosco’s blog, Engage: Conversations in Philosophy. Not only does he take up good issues, he’s guided by a thick sense of civic engagement. A while back we published an essay of his, “Cosmopolitan Loyalty and the Great Global Community,” in the Kettering Review (Spring 2004), taking up the cosmopolitan paradox of having both national and international citizenship. Joseph Orosco’s blog is another good example of public philosophy. Any more out there?
By Noelle McAfee
I am professor of philosophy at Emory University and editor of the Kettering Review. My latest book, Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis, explores what is behind the upsurge of virulent nationalism and intransigent politics across the world today. My other writings include Democracy and the Political Unconscious; Habermas, Kristeva, and Citizenship; Julia Kristeva; and numerous articles and book chapters. Edited volumes include Standing with the Public: the Humanities and Democratic Practice and a special issue of the philosophy journal Hypatia on feminist engagements in democratic theory. I am also the author of the entry on feminist political philosophy in the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and well into my next book project on democratic public life.View all of Noelle McAfee's posts.