You’ve heard of the Effective Altruism movement supported for instance by philosopher Peter Singer. Well, here is an article that argues that, rather than creating an individualized “culture of giving,” we should be challenging capitalism’s institutionalized taking.
Research shows that healthy mood spreads through social contact, while depression doesn’t. Which means that if you associate with depressed friends, not only you ain’t gonna “catch it,” you will very likely help them out of it.
A disturbing essay, written by an insider, at what it is like to cater to the super-rich in one of New York City’s most exclusive restaurants. Don’t miss the bit about the mom who wishes to leave her baby at the coat check for three hours while she dines…
We don’t know much about the NSA (No Such Agency, as they say), but we do know that they have a “philosopher” (really, a writer with philosophical aspirations) in residence. And boy, is he a troubled soul.
I’m not a huge fan of experimental philosophy, but here is a study that shows that there are no cross-cultural differences in so-called Gettier-style problems regarding what counts as knowledge. People seem to agree that these cases ought not to count. I agree. What say thou?