Wittgenstein explains why we always misunderstand one another on the Internet. A truly interesting article for anyone interested about the intersection between philosophy of language and artificial (or even natural) intelligence.
A Stone (New York Times) essay on whether moral improvement is even a possibility, either for individual human beings or for our species as a whole.
So, Vox magazine refused to publish this article by a philosopher, after having commissioned it. It’s about the so-called “repugnant conclusion” in ethics. They were silly for not publishing it, but it’s not like the article makes a particularly good case for said conclusion. (I will probably write more about this in the near future.)
Should a college freshman (I can’t believe we are still using that particular word!) refuse to read a book assigned by the school, on the grounds that he morally objects to what he considers to be pornography?
The second installment of Richard Dawkins’ autobiography is apparently not that interesting. When I get older, remind me not to write my autobiography, no matter how interesting I will by then think my life has been.
Categories: Plato's Suggestions