Let’s See What’s in the News Today (July 5, 2015)



  • Through the work of Molly Crocket, taking anti-depressants makes one more moral, taking dopamine-enhancing drugs can make one more selfish.  The interesting thing about this is that taking drugs can alter moral judgements.


  • Laura Kipnis got in trouble because she wrote an article about how people are infantizing feminism.  Ironically, she was charged with Title IX.  Here is a great interview about the incident, her new book, and how feminism has evolved: 



  • The nature of love from a metaphysical, existential, and scientific point of view.  All three philosophers are great, by the way.
  • The bestowal view of love says that I find you special/valuable because I love you.  In scientific terms, the mate value changes once you love them.  Here’s a great article showing how that works.


  • Turns out the famous case about the philosophy of mind isn’t entirely true.  Phineas Gage had an iron rod rip through his skull and the conventional wisdom is that his whole personality changed and he lived a life of seclusion or he joined the circus.  It actually turns out he went through rehabilitation and moved to Chile to become a calm, horse-coach driver.
  • A study reveals that poverty can weaken children’s brains.



About shaunmiller

I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University. The primary purpose of this blog is to get my ideas out there, and then have other people scrutinize, critique, build upon, and systematize beliefs. This blog will sometimes pertain to what I'm learning in my classes, but it will occasionally deal with non-classroom issues that I'm thinking about as well.
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