Let’s See What’s In the News Today (Nov. 30, 2014)


  • There could be a danger emphasizing empathy.  “Once you see someone as fundamentally other, fundamentally different, empathy turns off like a switch.”
  • Paul Ekman has been an expert at detecting the emotions of faces and even whether they’re dishonest just by looking at their faces.  Here’s an article critiquing his methodology.





Social Standing

  • If anyone says, “Not all ______ are ______.”  This comic gives a nice analysis of the thinking on both sides.


About shaunmiller

I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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