Brackenridge: Lessons in Communicating Philosophy

It is not uncommon for many people to struggle to apply philosophy to their daily lives, but that can hardly be blamed on them. Philosophers (and I am not innocence of this myself) tend to struggle to demonstrate to people how they can integrate philosophical concepts to make sense of their lives. I do believe…

My CURF: The Promise of Moderate Cosmopolitanism

As I have already noted in my past blog posts, the goal of my research was to derive a non-egoistic cosmopolitanism from Aristotle’s writings on friendship. However, I think the more interesting question is, what kind of cosmopolitanism does any interpretation of Aristotle warrant? Before answering the question, I want to quickly summarize the development…

CURF Introduction: Ancient Philosophy and Cosmopolitanism in the Modern World

I have always had an interest in ancient philosophy since high school, but it was my research mentor’s, Dr. Whiting’s, class on Aristotle that truly cemented my desire to engage with ancient philosophy more deeply. Aristotle’s virtue ethics has particularly caught my attention, and my fascination with it has only deepened over time. In his…