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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 (Feb. 8, 2015)

Crime Disadvantaged youths who were given summer jobs committed fewer violent crimes than their unemployed peers, even after their jobs ended. Psychopathic violent offenders’ brains can’t understand punishment. Environment Here is a chart of US Congress denying climate change:  Epistemology … Continue reading

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

Emotions 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 … Continue reading

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