This week's OWHL author is novelist Ursula K. Le Guin. Le Guin writes both poetry and prose, and in various modes including realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, young children’s books, books for young adults, screenplays, essays, verbal texts for musicians, and voicetexts. I
Rapid advances in machine learning, robotics, and computational power are altering how many people think about the future of human civilization. In The Future of Work and Death, Filmmakers Sean Blacknell and Wayne Walsh interview a wide range of philosophers, scientists, and futurist
This week’s OWHL author of the week post provides the Phillips Academy community with an introduction to legal scholar and activist Lawrence Lessig. Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. In this post you will find resources on Lessig's vi
In case you haven't heard, the OWHL now offers Kanopy, a free film-streaming site, to the PA community. Kanipy is not just some random free streaming site; it is a treasure trove of documentaries, Academy Award-winning films, world cinema, Criterion Collection gems, classic cinema, a
This week’s OWHL idea of the week post provides the Phillips Academy community with an introduction to Neoliberalism. Often used as a term of rebuke by those on the left-side of the political spectrum and a term of praise for conservatives and libertarians, Neoliberalism is associate
The recently released Blade Runner 2049 explores many of the same philosophical issues - identity, consciousness, the ethics of creation - as the iconic original. In this post, you will find essays on the original Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, the life and work of Philip K. Dick
This week's post provides the Phillips Academy community with an introduction to the contemporary British-born Ghanaian-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. Appiah has produced significant contributions to the philosophy of mind and language, political and moral theory, and Afr
Thanks to a generous gift, all members of the PA Community – faculty, staff, and students – have free, on-campus digital access to the Financial Times through the OWHL. Click through to learn more and start reading!