Recently Published Book Spotlight: Citizen Knowledge
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by Lisa Herzog & Maryellen Stohlman-Vanderveen
8M ago
Lisa Herzog is Professor of Political Philosophy and Dean at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, Netherlands. She has written on the philosophical dimensions of markets, liberalism and social justice, ethics in organizations, and the future of work. Her most recent book, Citizen Knowledge: Markets, Experts, and the Infrastructure of Democracy, explores the political dimensions ..read more
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Recently Published Book Spotlight: The Biomimicry Revolution
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by Henry Dicks & Maryellen Stohlman-Vanderveen
10M ago
Henry Dicks is an environmental philosopher who specializes in the philosophical aspects of biomimicry and learning from nature. His recent work, The Biomimicry Revolution: Learning from Nature How to Inhabit the Earth, explores the philosophical significance of biomimicry, the imitation, emulation, and process of learning from nature. In this Recently Published Book Spotlight, Dicks discusses the ..read more
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Why we can’t resolve the scientific realism debate—and why we should believe in science anyway
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by Katie Morrow
1y ago
Philosophical works about scientific realism often point to public trust in science as a key motivating consideration. The intuitive idea is that if we have reason to think scientific theories are approximately true, then we have all the more reason to think our trust in science is warranted. Yet this raises the concern that philosophical ..read more
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Climate Targets and Moral Corruption
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by Stephen M. Gardiner
1y ago
Imagine a parent–teacher conference. The teacher tells you your child is “on track” to graduate from high school. Relieved, you follow up: “Great! Can you tell me more precisely what that means?” The teacher responds: “Sure. ‘Being on track’ is a technical term. It means the probability of graduation is 50%–66%. Of course, there are ..read more
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Can medical consent teach us something about sexual consent?
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by Megan Kitts
1y ago
Though people discuss consent in a variety of contexts, consent is perhaps most discussed in the contexts of medicine and sex. While there are obvious differences between consenting to a medical procedure and consenting to sex, there are also similarities between the concepts of consent. In both, valid consent is the kind of agreement that ..read more
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Frantz Fanon and the Politics of Truth
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by Daniele Lorenzini
1y ago
As a student, I was never introduced to the work of Martinican philosopher and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon. I read Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth on my own during my Ph.D. in Paris, and since then Fanon’s ideas have constantly accompanied and deeply shaped my own philosophical thinking. With one exception ..read more
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The Neurotic Dogma of Reality
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by Edvard Aviles-Meza
1y ago
The world appears to be a certain way, but sometimes appearances are deceiving. This doesn’t seem to undermine what we think we know, for instance, the apparently obvious fact that we have hands. But, how do you know you’re not dreaming right now? Or better, do you know you’re not a handless brain in a ..read more
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Myside Bias, Social Media, and the Malaise of Democratic Deliberation
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by Murray Skees
1y ago
For at least four U.S. presidential cycles, those involved and concerned with the American political landscape have lamented the threats to, as well as the loss of, the deliberative democratic spirit. And this is happening at the same time that, as Scott Aiken and Robert Talisse pointed out in The Critique in 2017, “contemporary democracy ..read more
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Simone Weil and Iris Murdoch on Insight and Attention
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by Mark Fortney
1y ago
[This blog post describes the research I presented at the 2022 APA Pacific meeting in Vancouver, in a presentation called “How to Have an Insight.” This research explores how Simon Weil’s concept of attention can help us better understand Iris Murdoch’s views on the topic, and how to think about people in a way that ..read more
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Acknowledge the Truth of Your Confusion: It’s Helpful
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by M. Oreste Fiocco & Jeremy Bendik-Keymer
1y ago
Owning the confusion that you honestly have in facing things is a key to philosophy. But this difficult, personally uncomfortable thing is professionally discouraged. Mark Fiocco explains why it shouldn't be ..read more
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