Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Dec. 24, 2014)

Culture

  • Here’s an artist’s rendition of how our culture has been consumed by technology and materialism.  Note: although they are SFW, they are very edgy.

Ethics

Gender

  • When there’s a trust violation in relationships, women are more likely than men to rebuild trust and not lose it.  Why?  She has greater relational investment.  Hmm…I’m wondering if this is through nature or through cultural upbringing.

Health

  • I’ve mentioned many studies why sitting for too long is unhealthy.  Here’s a nice YouTube clip explaining why: 

Philosophy

  • For the past two weeks, I’ve been blogging about how my friend and colleague, Cheryl Abbate has been smeared by John McAdams.  McAdams is now suspended with pay.  He is relieved of his teaching and faculty duties.

Psychology

  • A study reveals that those who eat meat, don’t care about the ethics of eating meat, enjoy masculinity and don’t care about equality are more likely to consume meat.  Moreover, they are more likely to display levels of authoritarianism and social dominance.

Race

  • Roderick Long offers three thought experiments to show that reverse racism is real, but it’s not as serious as we may thing.  I find it more interesting that there are two definitions of “racism.”
  • Comedian Chris Rock has an essay about Hollywood’s race problem.  Some of the thoughts meander, but he makes some striking points.

Sexuality

About shaunmiller

I am an assistant professor (LTR) 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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