About Uncommon Wisdom

The human predicament is intricate—filled with wonder, wisdom, and folly. Sincere inquirers, into this predicament, often find themselves enmeshed in partisan and tribal disputes, not wanting to take sides, but to better understand. To keep their head when others are losing theirs. And though cooler heads won’t always prevail, they should always try.

This newsletter and podcast are for those who care more about understanding than taking sides. Here I offer thoughts and observations on the prevailing attitudes and ideas of the day, every week, using insights from philosophy, moral psychology, and economics. And interviewing some of the most interesting people around.

About Jimmy Alfonso Licon

Jimmy has taught at Arizona State University, Georgetown, University of Maryland, and Towson University. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Maryland, and articles in research journals and popular venues. He works on issues at related to philosophy, economics, and moral psychology.

He is an MMA fan, listens to country and classic rock, loves comedy and horror movies. He also abides.