What if the Truth is Bad?

Olaluwatoni Alimi is a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics and Philosophy at Cornell University. Alimi’s research spans ancient Roman philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary ethics and politics, and philosophy of religions. His first book, Slaves of God (Princeton University Press, 2024), explicates Augustine’s reasons for justifying slavery and argues that slavery is a central theme in […]

Emotions and Moral Formation: Augustine’s Wounded Heart

Sarah Stewart-Kroeker is the Associate Professor of Early Christian Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Stewart-Kroeker’s work has been largely focused on Augustine and Augustinianism, virtue ethics, and aesthetics. Her work has been published in the Journal of Religion, Augustinian Studies, Journal of Religious Ethics, and others. Her previous experience includes serving as the Jacques de […]

Word by Word: Writing, Humanity, and AI

Talbot Brewer is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. He specializes in ethics and political philosophy, with particular attention to moral psychology and Aristotelian ethics.  He is the author of numerous essays, including “Virtues We Can Share: A Reading of Aristotle’s Ethics” (Ethics 115, 2005), “Savoring Time: Desire, Pleasure and Wholehearted Activity” (Ethical Theory […]

Lifegiving Hope: Virtue and Things that Matter

Kevin Hector (PhD, Princeton) is an expert in theology and the author of Theology Without Metaphysics and The Theological Promise of Modernism: Faith and the Conditions of Mineness. Additionally, Hector’s research is part of a collaborative grant, “ “Collaborative Inquiries in Christian Theological Anthropology,” funded by the Templeton Foundation. The Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor of Theology and of the Philosophy […]

God and the Search for Happiness

Zena Hitz (PhD, Princeton) is an expert in ancient philosophy & author of Lost in Thought, and A Philosopher Looks at the Religious Life. Hitz is also a Tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis and the founder and president of the Catherine Project. Hitz writes for general audiences about freedom, education, happiness, the decline […]

The End of Moral Philosophy

Dr. Vanessa Wills is a political philosopher, ethicist, educator, and activist based in Washington, DC. She is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The George Washington University. Her areas of specialization are moral, social, and political philosophy, nineteenth-century German philosophy (especially Karl Marx), and the philosophy of race. Her research is informed by her study of […]

Liberal Learning and Love of Truth

Dr. Jennifer Frey earned a B.A. in philosophy and medieval studies (with a classics minor) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. Before teaching at the University of South Carolina, she was a junior fellow in the Society of the Liberal Arts at the University […]

The Epistemic Commons

Dr. Hrishikesh Joshi works on issues at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE). He is interested in distributive justice, public choice theory, and the moral and epistemic upshots of partisanship and political polarization. Currently, he is working on a book project that applies PPE tools to analyze the ethics of speaking one’s mind. […]

Why Does Racial Inequality Persist?

A prominent social critic and public intellectual writing mainly on the themes of racial inequality and social policy, Dr. Glenn Loury has published more than 200 essays and reviews in journals of public affairs in the US and abroad. Loury has given the prestigious Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford (2007), the James A. […]