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The Beauty of Communal Art

By Samuel Phineas Upham New Yorkers from all walks of life, especially the children, cherish the bronze “Alice in Wonderland” statue in Central Park. The reason children in particular are so drawn to this statue is because unlike traditional art which usually comes with a “do not touch” sign, this statue is interactive. Children are allowed to touch and climb the sculpture, and the polished and worn down...

“Philosophers in Conversation” – Editted by Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham Today’s blog post is going to be about a “Philosophers in Conversation: Interviews from the Harvard Review of Philosophy,” a book I edited while an undergraduate student at Harvard University. It contains thirteen interviews with contemporary philosophers, including Hilary Putnam, W.V. Quine, Michael Sandel, Cornel West, and Umberto Eco, to name a few. In “Philosophers in...

Thoughts on Progress

by Samuel Phineas Upham I recently re-read an essay called “Rethinking Progress: A Kantian Perspective” by Marc Schattenmann. It was included in my book Space of Love and Garbage. Marc Schattenmann is Associate Director of the Public Policy School Project at the University of Erfrot, Germany. He was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard during the 1999–2000 academic year. He is...