Category Archives: Race

We are All Criminals

There’s been a lot of turmoil lately with gun violence and shooting, particularly with an emphasis on police officers shooting black people. Here is a very interesting, very informative website about criminality, punishment, and how it all relates to class.  … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Jan. 11, 2016)

Culture There is a prediction there is a relationship between taking selfies and social exhibitionism, being extroverted, and self-esteem.  A late study shows that those who take selfies have high social exhibitionism, are extroverted, but there is no relationship between taking … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Oct. 26, 2015)

Cognitive Science Evidence shows that gender is fluid, but our brains automatically see them as discrete things.  Apply this to other fields as well. Culture The story of the Ermahgerd girl. Death The Ethics of Suicide Digital Archive. Economics My … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Aug. 23, 2015)

Emotion Meditation can help encourage compassion and empathy. Gender A really good essay about how and why gender norms influence our daily social structure and behaviors. Health Adolescents who have sleep problems are more likely to self-harm. Humor Teenage Karl … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Aug. 2, 2015)

Ethics The philosophy of jerks.  What is a jerk?  “the jerk culpably fails to appreciate the perspectives of others around him, treating them as tools to be manipulated or idiots to be dealt with rather than as moral and epistemic … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (July 19, 2015)

Abortion A study shows that about 95% of women who get an abortion have no regrets. Bioethics Hilde Lindemann makes a case for an opt-out system of organ donation rather than the default opt-in system. Culture American adults and teens … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (July 13, 2015)

Animals Need to have your dog walked but don’t have time?  There’s an app for that. Books How to publish a philosophy book. Economics Most American poor aren’t unemployed, but have low-paying jobs. Euthanasia A young Belgian 24-year old woman … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (June 28, 2015)

Animals The ethics of pet food. Causation Ignore the headline.  Philosopher Stephen Mumford argues that causation does exist independently of our thoughts on it. Ethics Will your self-driving car be programmed to kill you? Mind The mind is a computer. … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (June 21, 2015)

Aesthetics Expensive wine is for suckers:  Economics An interesting study on how rich people can be jerks. Ethics A new movie will come out about the Stanford Prison Experiment:  Family In two-sibling families, adolescents who believed their parents favored their … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (June 14, 2015)

Climate Change A website dedicated to getting 100% renewable, clean energy.  It was built by engineers. Ethics Paul Bloom argues that imagining the lives of others (what he considers as empathy) is harder than “if we rely instead on more … Continue reading

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