Ching HUNG

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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

Researchers use artificially intelligent bot programs to stimulate collaboration and make people more effective

Artificial Intelligence

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> …

Fascism

信自己,还是信专家?

• Johnston, Christopher D., and Andrew O. Ballard. “Economists and Public Opinion: Expert Consensus and Economic Policy Judgments.” The Journal of …

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.

Civil Rights

Postmodernists Don’t Understand Evolutionary Psychology

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

Evolutionary Psychology

Where Now for New Atheists?

“N<b>ew Atheism” is dead.</b> 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

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

Gender

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 …

Psychology

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> …

The power thinker

Original, painstaking, sometimes frustrating and often dazzling. Foucault’s work on power matters now more than ever<i>By Colin Koopman</i>Read at Aeon

British Philosophy

On Philosophy’s Uselessness to Society

In “Publishing in Philosophy,” Michael Huemer, professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado, provides an abundance of detailed and helpful …

Philosophy

AI’s PR Problem

HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> features a common plot device—synthetic hosts rising up against their callous human creators. But is it more than just a plot twist? …

Artificial Intelligence

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.<p>For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can …

Psychology

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

That’s What You Think<p>Why reason and evidence won’t change our minds.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Psychology

What's expected of us : Article : Nature

Futures<p><i>Nature</i> <b>436</b>, 150 (7 July 2005) | doi:10.1038/436150a; Published online 6 July 2005<p>What's expected of us<p>Ted Chiang<p>It's a tough choice...<p>JACEY<p>This …

Science

人类啊,你为何不信赖我的算法?

来源:Wharton 翻译:ZDFFF 封面:Stuart Kinlough<p><b>自从计算器被发明,数学模型就被用于辅助甚至取代人类的决策过程,因为数学模型的推动者们相信,机器不会出错。然而,很多人却讨厌使用算法,反而倾向于依靠直觉来作出各种决定。</b><p>在最新的研究中,沃顿商学院运营、信息与决策系的教授 Cade Massey 和 Joseph Simmons, 以及芝加哥大学的 Berkeley J. Dietvorst 教授指出:人们是否信赖一个算法,取决于自己是否有控制权。如果你能让决策者们对算法稍微有些控制权,那他们就更有可能去使用它。<p>沃顿知识在线的记者采访了 Massey 和 Simmons, …

民主选举真的民主吗?(下)

图片来源:Flickr/Kelley …

民主选举真的民主吗?(上)

图片来源:NYT选举制度向来都被政治学家视作民主制度的核心。在许多学术著作中,“是否有相对公平和自由竞争的选举”被视作衡量一个国家是否民主的重要(乃至唯一)标准。但是,选举制度本身有多民主呢?它能够反映民众利益吗?选总统与掷硬币:传统理论的谬误20世纪早期的民主理论学者对“民主投票论”深信不疑。罗伯 …