by Roberta L Millstein
It's been a long time (too long) since I've blogged here, and now, with the political situation in such turmoil, it's hard to think about anything else. And one wonders what place philosophy has in all of this. But it occurs to me to share two blog posts I've written recently-ish elsewhere, both of which I think are relevant.
One is The PSA Women’s Caucus - 10 Years On, posted on the Science Visions blog. It contains my reflections as I finished my 4-year stint as Senior Co-chair of the PSA Women's Caucus. Science is under attack from the Trump Administration, as are, I think, women in science especially, given Trump's derogatory remarks towards women (emboldening the likes of Milo Y.). We need groups like the Caucus to support the work of women in science and of women who think and write about science.
The second is How the Struggle for Existence Became an Environmental Ethic for Our Lifetime, posted on the Center for Humans and Nature blog (@humansandnature). The environment is also under attack from the Trump Administration. Thus, it becomes ever more important for philosophers to reach out to the general public and make our case, to explain why environmental issues should be front and center, to show how even "survival of the fittest" does not undermine (but rather reinforces) our duties to the environment.