Friday, May 28, 2021

Glass’s image

Photo by Laura Row. Evocative of Milton Glaser’s Bob Dylan poster

 University of St. Thomas Announces a New Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing | Texas News |

a colorful West Texas storm cloud

How Totalitarianism Rhymes Throughout History: Czechoslovakia, China, & Venezuela.

  Bill Gates ‘turned a blind eye to Jeffrey Epstein’s reputation because he thought he could get him a Nobel Peace Prize’ – as it’s revealed they both attended a 2013 meeting at the home of ex Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman.

How to Opt Out of Facial Recognition at the Airport Conde Nast Traveler. From January, still germane

As  Covid ravages poor nations, Pharma vaccine profiteering has created 9 new billionaires

A new analysis shows that pharmaceutical companies’ immensely profitable monopoly control over coronavirus vaccines has produced nine new billionaires since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to ravage developing nations left largely without access to the life-saving shots....

  1. “Let’s sort out what is going on here” — this new interview with Timothy Williamson (Oxford), conducted by Hasen Khudairi, skips the small talk and gets right to exploring his views on a variety of philosophical topics
  2.  “The self is a highly organised network” — What does this mean, and why should we believe it? Kathleen Wallace (Hofstra) explains.
  3. “There is much interaction in Japan between people working in different areas and traditions of philosophy, and across the so-called analytic/continental divide” — Katsunori Miyahara and Kengo Miyazono (Hokkaido) on being a philosopher in Japan
  4. “How can we allow trans athletes to compete without giving them an unfair advantage over their competitors?” — a proposal from Chris Surprenant (New Orleans)
  5. “The moral guilt we feel upon being vaccinated is one we have good reason to sit with, rather than ease” — Elizabeth Lanphier (Cincinnati) explains why
  6. “When considering going rogue, jurors should aim to strike a balance between following their own sense of justice and respecting the accumulated cultural knowledge represented by the law” — Doug McConnell (Oxford) provides guidance for those considering jury nullification
  7. “A creep is close to normal on the outside, but not quite normal… beneath the surface lurks an active malevolence — maybe sexual, maybe not” — the guy who wrote the book on being a jerk gives creepiness a try

  1. Ikhwân al-Safâ’, by Carmela Baffioni.
  2. The Theology of Aristotle, by Peter Adamson.
  3. States of Affairs, by Mark Textor.
  4. A Priorism in Moral Epistemology, by Michael DePaul and Amelia Hicks.
  5. Gilbert Ryle, by Julia Tanney.
  6. Scientific Explanation, by James Woodward and Lauren Ross.

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  1. Justice in Transactions: A Theory of Contract Law, by Peter Benson is reviewed by Simone M. Sepe. 

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Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media  

  1. David Conway reviews Time of the Magicians: The Invention of Modern Thought, 1919-1929, by Wolfram Eilenberger at The Jewish Chronicle.
  2. Bárbara Mujica reviews Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience, by Nancy Sherman at Washington Independent Review of Books.
  3. Julie Bindel reviews Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism, by Kathleen Stock at The Spectator Australiawhile Ann Furedi reviews the same at Spiked.
  4. Jonathan Egid reviews The Murder of Professor Schlick: The Rise and Fall of the Vienna Circle, by David Edmonds at The Times Literary Supplement. 
  5. Carolin Duttlinger reviews The Benjamin Files, by Fredric Jameson at The Times Literary Supplement. 

Compiled by Michael Glawson

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