May 30, 2016
Joseph M. Knippenberg is professor of politics at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta Earlier this month, when she announced that the Obama administration was filing a lawsuit against North Carolina over its "bathroom bill," Attorney General Loretta Lynch traversed a significant portion of the history of political philosophy within a few short paragraphs. I'm quite confident that she didn't mean to do so, but she raised a number of issues that offer us the opportunity to get beyond the controversies of the moment and examine some of the deeper reasons for our current predicament.
January 31, 2016
Mike Thau has a doctorate in philosophy from Princeton University and is the founder of Thau yoga I used to be very sure of myself concerning every problem that the television, newspapers, and magazines told me was plaguing my region, country, or species. I used to act as if I believed - to be honest, I actually think I did believe - that if I were given power over mankind, all of its problems would be solved, if not instantly, then pretty quickly. No mistakes, no learning curve.
December 14, 2015 |
George E. Weaver, 73, of Havertown, a longtime professor of philosophy at Bryn Mawr College, died Friday, Dec. 4, of multiple organ failure at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. At the time of his death, Dr. Weaver was the college's Harvey Wexler Professor Emeritus of Philosophy. He had received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1969, he joined the Bryn Mawr faculty as a lecturer in the philosophy department. He rose to assistant professor in 1971, associate professor in 1976, and full professor in 1982.
April 24, 2015 |
IF CHIP KELLY has said it once, he's said it a thousand times. Big people beat up little people. Those six words pretty much sum up the Eagles head coach's philosophy as far as the type of player he favors. It was a factor in why 5-9, 175-pounds-soaking-wet DeSean Jackson was shown the door last year and 6-4, 230-pound Riley Cooper was rewarded with a new contract. It was a factor in why he was willing to part with LeSean McCoy last month and replace him with bigger downhill running backs like DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews.
March 20, 2015
I FEAR for the children. Specifically, the ones coming of age over the next few years, when lifelong sports memories and loyalties are often forged. Who will reach their teens over the next 11 years. I fear for the ones too young to have seen Brad Lidge drop to his knees, Allen Iverson break Michael Jordan's ankles, the Flyers rally from an 0-3 hole against the Bruins, the Eagles finally make it to the Super Bowl. And that's just for starters. If your kids are anywhere from 18 to say, 28, they have enjoyed one of the better eras in Philadelphia sports history, full of stars and story lines, each season bringing with it a healthy level of anticipation and suspense.
February 26, 2015 |
IT'S AMAZING what can happen in a couple of hours on a Thursday afternoon. In minutes, "The Plan" exposed itself and Brett Brown became just another Asset. Brown, the Sixers' charismatic head coach, last week let everyone know he has little voice in the team's biggest decisions. That is comforting, since Brown is a good coach and an honest man. It is comforting, too, since the 76ers and general manager Sam Hinkie really have no "Plan. " What they have is a Philosophy.
January 15, 2015
ISSUE | EXTREMISTS Barbarians at gate Bravo to Trudy Rubin for urging that the world come together to confront extremist views ("The world must now confront Salafi teachings," Jan. 11). It is nearly 70 years since the end of World War II and the end of the totalitarian regimes in Germany and Japan. Millions died before the world was able to thwart these regimes' desire for world domination. The barbarians are once more at the gate, and civilization must find a way to stop them or suffer the consequences of more and more attacks.
November 4, 2014 |
SO, IF you're keeping score, the injury list goes something like this: One starting center, one starting left guard, one starting inside middle linebacker, one hole-punching running back, one all-purpose running back/returner, one safety, and, of course, now, one starting quarterback and the other starting inside linebacker, who is indisputably the defensive quarterback of your team. Throw in the four-game suspension of right tackle Lane Johnson and it's actually quicker to list the starters who have played every game for the Eagles this season than those who have not. And yet, here they are, 6-2, atop a division that has been hit much less by the injury bug and dealt with it much worse.
September 21, 2014 |
Loop , Tangle Movement Arts' 2014 FringeArts offering, takes to the air to explore themes of identity and sexuality amid an eye-pleasing display of aerial rigging and string sculptures by Julia Wilson. Eight members of the all-female troupe, which describes itself as a "circus arts company," performed with sufficient proficiency on silk ribbons, trapezes, and ropes above a floor coved to the walls in a great white space at Philadelphia Soundstages on Thursday night. Loop is supposed to be about a single woman (Lauren Rile Smith, company founder)
July 24, 2014 |
In the summer of 2009, when the Eagles courted the contempt of dog lovers everywhere and signed Michael Vick, they made clear that they had sought out and received Tony Dungy's counsel and approval. During and after Vick's 18-month prison term for dogfighting, Dungy had become a mentor to him. This was no small thing. As the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts, as a man regarded as something of a moral compass within the NFL and its warped value system, Dungy wielded power and influence in fostering acceptance for Vick's return to pro football.