Philosopher Timothy Williamson over at TMP Online writes a long essay on the nature of philosophical dialogues. Worth the reading, particularly his suggestion that dialogues may have more than just pedagogical value, they could still be useful as a form of scholarship.
Another long read, this one by Michael Specter at the New Yorker. Specter explores the surprisingly difficult question of whether we might be able to develop healthy fast food (not at all an oxymoron).
The trouble with nutrition research, and why it’s a good idea not to pay too much attention to the latest study.
Economist Angus Deaton argues that helping poor countries is much more complicated, and often downright counterproductive, than most well intentioned people think.
A rather debatable article in The Stone about considering ourselves mammals, rather than humans or primates, in order to reduce our tendency to specieism. I’d be curious to hear what my readers think of it.
Categories: Plato's Suggestions