Ching HUNG

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Book Review: Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People by Timothy Morton

<i>In</i> <b>Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People</b><i>,</i> <b>Timothy Morton</b><i> offers further challenge to models of human exceptionalism by calling for solidarity</i> …

London School of Economics

A Plea for the Humanities

I’ve often heard people argue a moral case for the inclusion of gender theory, “critical race” theory and other forms of theory influenced by …

Humanities

The modern state, not ideas, brought about religious freedom – Mark Koyama

Religious freedom has become an emblematic value in the West. Embedded in constitutions and championed by politicians and thinkers across the …

These Temporary Bike Lane Barriers Let Cities Experiment With Better Biking Infrastructure

In Winnipeg, the city is using a new system–that’s cheap and fast to install–to test out where its bike lanes might go.<p>A new protected bike lane in downtown Winnipeg, Canada, looks permanent. But the concrete barriers that line the path are actually adjustable, and after watching how traffic moves …

人类学家丹尼尔·米勒:新技术并不会让我们丧失人性_文化课_澎湃新闻

过去的一个星期,英国人类学家丹尼尔·米勒(Daniel Miller)很忙。香港、广州、北京、上海,他在一周之内跑了四个城市,在高校讲座、和当地的学生交流、和学者互动、接受媒体采访、推广自己新的研究项目“Why We Post”(我们为什么发帖?)以及作为研究成果发布的三本书。其中一本是这个项目的总 …

How America Lost Its Mind

The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history.<p><i>“You are entitled to your own opinion,</i><p><i>— Daniel Patrick Moynihan</i><p><b>—</b><p><i>“We risk being the first people in history to have been</i><p><i>— Daniel J. Boorstin,</i> The Image: A Guide …

Democracy

The mind isn’t locked in the brain but extends far beyond it

Where is your mind? Where does your thinking occur? Where are your beliefs? René Descartes thought that the mind was an immaterial soul, housed in …

Consciousness

Machiavelli on Liberty and Conflict

2017.06.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews<b></b><b>David Johnston, Nadia Urbinati, and Camila Vergara (eds.), Machiavelli on Liberty and</b> …

Philosophy

No, You Can’t Feel Sorry for Everyone - Issue 51: Limits

The world seems to be getting more empathetic. Americans donate to charity at record rates. People feel the pain of suffering in geographically …

Duke Blue Devils

Expert philosophers are just as irrational as the rest of us

<i>By guest blogger</i> Dan Jones<p>If you want to improve your tennis swing, learn how to repair your car, or master the piano, you’re likely to seek the help …

Behavior

連科學家都坑的五大科學迷思,你中了幾個? - 國家地理雜誌中文網

1997年,韓國西南部的醫生開始提供旨在診斷早期甲狀腺癌的超音波檢查。消息傳了出去,很快,鄰近地區的醫生都開始提供這項服務。最終,這項檢查傳播到了全國,還搭上了一個篩檢其他癌症的政府專案的順風車。數十萬人以折合30-50美元的價格接受了甲狀腺癌測試。<p>甲狀腺癌的檢出率在全國範圍內不斷飆升,從1999年 …

互联网完蛋前究竟是什么样子的?

特约作者/夕岸编者按:8 月 3 …

The psychology behind why we want to change the world

…even if we have to sacrifice ourselves<p>There are many big problems in the world today. We may not all agree on what those problems are, or what the …

Psychology

Pushy AI Bots Nudge Humans to Change Behavior

When people work together on a project, they often come to think they’ve figured out the problems in their own respective spheres. If trouble …

Should we be afraid of AI?

Machines seem to be getting smarter and smarter and much better at human jobs, yet true AI is utterly implausible. Why?<i>By Luciano Floridi</i>Read at Aeon

Singularity

The Libertarian Delusion

<i>This article appears as part of a special report, "What the Free Market Can't Do," in the Winter 2015 issue of</i> The American Prospect <i>magazine.</i> …

Capitalism

信自己,还是信专家?

传统上,研究者认为,普通人和专家意见不一致,是因为两者存在信息上的差距。这是在说,意见不同是因为专家比普通人“懂得更多”,因此有不同于普通人的、更好的意见。既然如此,理论上只要把专家拥有的信息分享给社会,普通人就会和专家意见一致了。但新近的研究显示,“先入为主”的意见异常顽固,人们往往更愿意“坚持己 …

城市建築如何塑造人心?

越來越多的人湧入城市生活的同時,城市設計師也開始考量,在這樣一個「神經建築學」的時代,城市建築對我們情緒的影響。

The Deep Roots of Left vs. Right

The fundamental distinction in politics as in life is between constraint and freedom. We need both.

Authoritarianism

Postmodernists Don't Understand Evolutionary Psychology

<i>“Racist Wilson, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide.”</i><p>— A member from the International Committee Against Racism (prior to dumping a pitcher …

Evolution

Where Now for New Atheists?

“New Atheism” is dead. This is what we are told by many people both positive and hostile to the New Atheist approach and to a large extent they are …

Atheism

新一代2017 - 設計圈的取暖聖地、學校和老師做面子的展覽

子迂<p>下午4:42 教育, 設計, 藝術<p>回想到近十年前有個朋友找我去新一代看看他的作品,雖然距離真的很遠,但還是想了辦法找個時間和調整心態去了一趟。當時整個展場給我的感覺就是聲勢浩大,在某方面來說讓學校、學生和老師都有了十足的面子,至於東西的好壞其實我那時候並沒有能力去分辨到底甚麼是好,而甚麼又是不好 …

Sokal Affair 2.0: Penis Envy: Addressing Its Critics

“The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct” written by Jamie Lindsay and Peter Boyle is a peer-reviewed paper published by the online journal <i>Cogent</i> …

Research

逝世八十年后,葛兰西如何帮我们理解当代政治

<b>张跃然/政见观察员 …

Another Way Facebook and Google May Be Undermining Democracy

Google and Facebook have, in recent months, belatedly began to engage in the battle against fake news. But the fact so much misinformation has …

Facebook

The Impossible Demands of Morality

<i>In an ‘Author Meets Critics’ session at the APA’s 2017 Central Division Meeting, author Lisa Tessman of Binghamton University</i> <i>met with critics Nomy</i> …

Philosophy

How green became green

The original Earth Day Proclamation in 1970 refers to “our beautiful blue planet,” and the first earth day flag consisted of a NASA photo of the …

William Shakespeare

马克思主义在美国政治学界是怎么死的|政见CNPolitics

图片来源:rdesign812/Flickr<p>摘要<p>由斯考契波发起的一场学术论战,将马克思主义扫出了美国政治学的集体记忆。<p>张跃然 / 政见观察员<p><b>本文是「马克思主义与政治」三部曲的最后一篇,该系列的前两篇为《</b><b>马克思的《雾月十八》如何帮我们理解当代美国政治</b><b>》和《</b><b>马克思主义理论如何解释法西斯主义的兴起</b><b>》。</b><p>如果你今天问一个在美国念政治学的学生「你知道什么是马克思主义政治学吗」,对方很可能一脸懵逼——「那是什么?能吃吗?」<p>的确,在当今的美国政治学界,马克思主义的存在感形同于无。抛开政治理论研究不谈的话,几乎找不到年轻一代的实证研究者在承接马克思主义的学术脉络,几乎找不到马克思主义的问题意识、分析视角和理论工 …

In defence of hierarchy

As a society we have forgotten how to talk about the benefits of hierarchy, expertise and excellence. It's time we remembered<i>By Stephen C Angle,</i> …

Human Rights

哲學家丹尼特談AI、意識以及為什麼笛卡兒錯了

我留意到丹尼特佩戴著一枚魚形的達爾文翻領徽章。早期的基督徒使用魚的標誌是因為古希臘語的耶穌、上帝之子、救世主三個詞的首字母連起來組成魚這個詞,ichthus。丹尼特說,他的一個朋友慫恿他給達爾文也想一個類似的首字母縮略詞。丹尼特最後用拉丁文,以兩個字母U來代替字母W,寫出了下面這個句子:<i>Deler</i> …