One lesson in Philosophy is as good as one lesson in piano playing.
In an issue of his newsletter, The Convivial Society, L.M. Sacasas posed 41 questions that we should ask ourselves about technologies to help us “draw out the moral or ethical implications of our tools”. Here are a few of the questions:
Sherlock Holmes is good company in bed
So, friend, I confess that I have been sleepless and anxious recently. (Covid lockdown unsettles me.) This advertisement for a bookstore suggests a remedy. Well, going forward, perhaps Sherlock Holmes will help me make it through the night. Hmm.
… the church offers a consistent ethic of solidarity: against pre-emptive war of any kind (which the church tells us cannot be waged in a just manner under modern conditions), against the enrichment of the wealthy in poor and rich nations alike at the expense of the working and middle classes, against the increasingly nebulous claims of academic progressives and activists about the nature of the human person and against the pursuit of maximal shareholder value to the detriment of virtually every other meaningful consideration.
SETH BARRETT TILLMAN: What I Learned About the United States After Ten Years in Ireland.
Trying to make sense of Afghanistan.