ANDREW FIALA: Inequities sometimes overwhelm the Olympic ideal

In his most recent column for The Fresno Bee, Philosophy Department Chairman Andrew Fiala, writes that the focus on Olympic medal count exposes global inequalities. Problems revealed in Rio indicate that there is much work to be done in the world to eliminate injustice, inequality and other social problems. This can overwhelm an important message of the Olympics: The […]

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ANDREW FIALA: ‘In an arms race, there are no winners’

From his perspective at a recent international conference on global dialogue and peace in Warsaw, Poland, Philosophy Department Chairman Andrew Fiala, wrote about the arms race in his most recent column for The Fresno Bee: Violent solutions to violence escalate violence. This increases anxiety and fuels a further arms race. A different approach needs to […]

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Search for common ground this Fourth of July

The Fresno Bee published a timely piece on partisan divide written by Andrew Fiala, chair of the Philosophy Department in the College of Arts and Humanities: Among committed partisans, “70 percent of Democrats and 62 percent of Republicans say they are afraid of the other party.” This crisis of trust threatens the fabric of civil society. […]

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