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Charlie Huenemann

Professor of Philosophy, Dr.

Charlie Huenemann is professor of philosophy at Utah State University. He is the author of several books and essays on the history of philosophy, as well as some fun stuff, such as How You Play the Game: A Philosopher Plays Minecraft (2014).

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Recent Comments

The sea was never blue

Charlie Huenemann

I wonder to what extent Professor Sassi’s color perception has broadened or shifted as a result of her investigations.

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Agony in the agora

Charlie Huenemann

Sports, movies, and maybe even Facebook serve as such spaces where we can explore what could happen if we gave full leash to our violent tendencies. But aren’t we lacking those agora-like spaces, where democracy can happen?

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America’s hidden philosophy

Charlie Huenemann

Provocative essay! But, like Z DJ, I’m not sure there was a real “Cold War” philosophy. Allen himself wasn’t much of a philosopher, and the logical positivists and pragmatists were socialists, for the most part. But there certainly was (and continues to be) a Cold War attitude, characterized by paranoia in control of massive weapons, under a very thin gauze of what gets rationalized as “science”.

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The anger of Achilles

Charlie Huenemann

Wonderful essay. Several of the comments suggest that Homer-style honor has been lost, or that it is only a thin veil for terrible aggression. I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with those claims, as there’s a lot of innocent blood to account for. Yet, for many of us, the parts of the Iliad Reeve discusses are still powerfully moving, even to the point of tears; and soldiers suffering from PTSD can read Homer and Sophocles’s Ajax and see themselves in it. Reeve’s essay helps us to see the profoundly human elements at work then and now.

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