Friday, December 23, 2022

Opening Shot of Agony and Ecstasy

Did the GPT3 Chatbot Pass the Lovelace Creativity Test? Mind Matters 

Herd Mentality Is Oh So Empowering (And Yet So Dangerous)

Because of our herding behaviour, then, we stand a better chance to survive as members of a group than on our own. The trouble starts when we decide to use our mind against our biology. - Aeon

ChatGPT Is Wildly Popular. The Site Keeps Crashing, And The AI Will Explain What’s Wrong While You Wait

Police Broke Into the Gallery of Banksy’s Former Agent, Mistaking a Sculpture for a Dead Woman "The work is to provoke and it's definitely achieving that

  1. Saint Thomas Aquinas by Robert Pasnau.


  1. Divine Providence by Hugh J. McCann and Daniel M. Johnson.
  2. Margaret Lucas Cavendish by David Cunning.
  3. Risk by Sven Ove Hansson.
  4. Nonexistent Objects by Maria Reicher.
  5. Relative Identity by Harry Deutsch and Pawel Garbacz.
  6. Epistemology in Latin America by Diego Machuca.

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Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media   

  1. John Venn: A Life in Logic by Lukas M. Verburgt is reviewed by Cheryl Misak at Times Literary Supplement
  2. Dream, Death, and the Self by J.J. Valberg is reviewed by Scot English at Patheos.
  3. The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century by Amia Srinivasan is reviewed by Jane Haile at The New York Journal of Books
  4. On the Emergence of an Ecological Class: A Memo by Bruno Latour and After Lockdown: A Metamorphosis by Bruno Latour are reviewed by Jeremy Harding at London Review of Books.
  5. Not Thinking Like a Liberal by Raymond Geuss is reviewed by Richard Eldridge at Los Angeles Review of Books.
  6. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ulysses by James Joyce, and The Waste Landby T.S. Eliot are reviewed by Johanna Winant at Boston Review

Compiled by Michael Glawson

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed:  New York State Wants to Conscript Me to Violate the Constitution, by Eugene Volokh (UCLA):

Volokh ConspiracyNew York politicians are slapping a badge on my chest. A law going into effect Saturday requires social-media networks, including any site that allows comments, to publish a plan for responding to alleged hate speech by users.

The law blog I run [The Volokh Conspiracy] fits the bill, so the law will mandate that I post publicly my policy for responding to comments that “vilify, humiliate, or incite violence against a group” based on “race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.” It also requires that I give readers a way to complain about my blog’s content and obligates me to respond directly.