Blacks in Philosophy

September 22, 2016 Walter Montgomery 34

Recently at Daily Nous, Justin W. posted on the fact that the percentage of blacks in professional philosophy lags behind the percentage of blacks that make up the American population. In the title of the post, he calls this a [Continue reading]

The Monolithic Academy

September 16, 2016 Walter Montgomery 2

Anyone who is around academics regularly is bound to encounter academic arrogance, and disdain for traditional, small-town America. For instance, take a look at this piece, featured on Brian Leiter’s blog. What’s it like teaching at a small university in [Continue reading]

Social Justice Grading

September 13, 2016 AR-15 3

I’ve often wondered what system or set of standards my leftist colleagues deploy when assigning grades. Do they give all students C’s regardless of outcomes on tests? Or A’s? Do they only grade effort but not performance? Do they make [Continue reading]

Unhappy Labor Day!

September 5, 2016 AR-15 3

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a fan of unions.  (No surprise from a conservative blog!)  Growing up with family in and out of unions, my general experience was that union work tended to be more expensive for shoddier work.  [Continue reading]

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About Rightly Considered

August 26, 2016 Federal Philosopher 9

We are academics—graduate students, professors, and independent scholars, mostly in, or closely associated with, the profession of philosophy—who are on the political right. Obviously, we won’t always agree with each other on everything. We have no specific checklist of positions [Continue reading]