Paper of the week: Bickle, “Real Reduction in Real Neuroscience.”
Richard Chappell summarizes the main points of one of the most important philosophical books of the past 50 years, Kripke’s Naming and Necessity.
A post I wrote for Less Wrong: The Urgent Meta-Ethics of Friendly Artificial Intelligence.
In case you didn’t notice, Alonzo Fyfe is back to semi-regular blogging at Atheist Ethicist.
John Danaher is doing a series covering the latest philosophical debate on miracles. And there was much rejoicing.
- Bill Keller of NYT on Julian Assange, in depth.
- Understand the 2008 financial crisis in one hour: Joe Nocera on Econtalk.
- You weren’t imagining it: “2010 was the fifth consecutive year in which global freedom suffered a decline.”
- The most racist TV ad of all time.
- The Postmodern Philosophy Essay Generator.
- Adventures with the brain. If you don’t cry during the third story, you probably have brain damage.
- Bohemian Rhapsody, Jake Shimabukuro style.
- Al Jazeera’s coverage of the revolution in Egypt embarrasses U.S.-based “news” media.
- Watch violent Japanese volcano eruption in 1080p.
- Excellent advice, doctor.
- A video of Egyptian revolution, including a shot of Cairo’s Tiananmen Man.
- The origins of religion, explained with Calvin & Hobbes comics.
- Sam Harris offers an excellent reply to critics of The Moral Landscape.
- By some measures, the past decade was the Best Decade Ever.
- We actually learn very little of what we study in college.
- Varieties of consequentialism.
- Interview with Nick Bostrom about machine intelligence.
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation uncovers widespread FBI intelligence violations.
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