Review: The Gettier Problem

I recently reread one of my favorite papers in philosophy, "Is Justified Belief True Knowledge?" by Edmund Gettier. It's my favorite for two reasons: 1). It challenges a (at the time) long-held definition of what counts as knowledge; and 2). It's 1.5 pages. One and a half pages! Gettier is nothing if not succinct. Any…

White supremacy in philanthropy

When I was ruminating over the anti-Black biases of my chosen spaces, of the Big Three - philosophy, conservation, and philanthropy -- I had a hard time "figuring out" philanthropy. I do believe that everything in the US is touched by, and partially formed by, white supremacy, so I knew there is something problematic in…