Friday, July 28, 2023

Is beauty an achievement or a natural endowment?

Articles of Note

“Can you read anything at all from start to finish, ie. an essay or a short story, without your mind being sliced apart by some digital switchblade?”... more »

New Books

John Rawls offers a huge, rich range of rules for thinking. But apply his thinking in a political or practical scheme? That’s a trickier feat... more »

Essays & Opinions

Is beauty an achievement or a natural endowment? If we are responsible for our own beauty, what obligations does that impose? Becca Rothfeld investigates... more »

       Ethan Nosowsky Q & A 

       At Epiphany Noreen Tomassi has An Interview with Ethan Nosowsky of Graywolf Press
       Graywolf Press, where Nosowsky is Editorial Director, publishes "30-33 books each year" and certainly has an impressive list. 

Biden names CIA Director William Burns to his cabinet Reuters

CIA chief: Russia’s elite are questioning Putin’s judgment Politico

‘It almost doubled our workload’: AI is supposed to make jobs easier. These workers disagreeCNN. No. Working as planned

New Study Suggests ChatGPT Is Getting Dumber—But, Is It? The Deep Dive