Director's Desk

Announcing the Prindle Institute High School Essay Contest

I am very happy to announce the beginning of the annual Prindle Institute High School Essay Contest. Each year, the Prindle Institute will award high...

How Not to Defend Voter Restriction Laws

  I was listening to this NPR story today that presented two rebuttals to the claim that voter restriction laws make it difficult for historically disenfranchised people to...

Pizza Dude at Prindle for Three Sundays This Semester

The Prindle Institute is excited to announce that Pizza Dude (a DePauw student run food start-up) will be operating out of the Prindle Institute...
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Three Reasons I’m Excited for Reparation

I want to tell you why I'm excited for the new film, Reparation. Before you hear my reasons, you might want to watch the...
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Prindle Institute’s Segment Broadcast During Monon Bell

The Monon Bell game was broadcast live across the country yesterday on AXS TV. If you were at the game, or if you didn't...

Web 3.0 and The New Epistemic Threat to Democracy

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/193230027" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] I recorded the talk I gave last weekend at the American Philosophical Association Central Division. You can listen to it...

Should CEOs End Salary Negotiation?

New Reddit CEO, Ellen Pao, is making waves across the tech and finance industry with her recent decision to end salary negotiations for new...
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What Is the Meaning of Freedom?

In February, Dr. Danielle Wenner presented her talk "What Is the Meaning of Freedom?" as a part of the Young Philosophers Lecture Series hosted by...
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The Power To Do the Impossible

In February, Dr. Brandon Carey of Columbia Basin College presented his talk "The Power To Do the Impossible" as a part of the Young Philosophers...
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The Paradox of the Stone

In February, the Prindle Institute and the DePauw Philosophy department hosted the Young Philosophers Lecture Series. Each scholar presented an introductory-level talk and a...