The Badlands Politcs and Philosophy

The Badlands is a podcast and website devoted to examining the philosophical dimensions of contemporary political issues, and exploring the philosophical foundations of modern progressivism–and doing so in a way that is useful for non-experts. Our goals, therefore, are not primarily academic. Rather, we aim to contribute to the political discussion by bringing out into the open the philosophical issues that underlie our political debates–and which have been mostly ignored in popular discourse.

Visit here for the website, here for more about The Badlands, and here to get straight to listening or reading.

The Badlands team consists of myself, Toby Napoletano (PhD, Philosophy), Michael Hughes (PhD, Philosophy), and Jared Henderson (currently finishing up his PhD, Philosophy). We're all friends and philosophers out of the University of Connecticut Philosophy Department. 

Writing & Presentations

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