Links of interest to those interested in philosophy…
- What happens when we ask subjects of X-phi studies “to ‘think aloud’ about the experimental stimuli” and explain “why they answered the way they did”? — Kyle Thompson (UC Riverside) finds out
- “Parmenides’ conclusion / is that motion’s an illusion” — philosopher-dancer Barbara Montero (CUNY) teams up with philosophy-musician Hannah Hoffman
- When Peter Singer won the $1 million Berggruen prize, he pledged to donate it all to charity and let the public decide where $100,000 of it would go — See which charities the public chose
- “Arguments about schools quickly reveal themselves to be arguments about all of the things that adults in liberal democracies prefer to leave up to the individual conscience” — the political philosophy of childhood makes The Atlantic
- “Although both critical thinking skills and good will are useful in isolation, when they are present together – that’s when the magic happens” — an interview with Bill Fish (Massey) about his research, teaching, the future of philosophy, and more
- “The unique woman, the exception from the rule was tolerable. What was not acceptable was the thought that this could be a new type of woman” — why the history of women in German philosophy requires some detective work, according to Anne Pollok (Mainz)
- “It’s pretty clear that the people who did best during the pandemic, as a direct result of the interventions that were recommended by the modelers, resembled the people who did the modeling” — Eric Winsberg (S. Florida) on various issues and questions about pandemic models and the choices and values that go into them
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