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YouTube -- Freedomain Radio: The Ugly Truth About Relativism
"If everything is relative then there's nothing wrong with being a fascist." -- 'Is everything relative and subjective? Stefan Molyneux explains the society destroying dangers of relativism and how it is being used to erode the foundation of western civilization.' -- "There are two types of people in the world: there are people who follow rules, and there are people who use rules."
rkselectiontheory  illiberalism  relativism  contradiction  irrationality  philosophy  morality  predation  power  nausea  Nietzsche  StefanMolyneux 
12 hours ago by adamcrowe
What Makes a Good Research Insight Great? (UXmatters)
Толковые советы Michael Morgan по упаковке результатов пользовательских исследований — так, чтобы они повлияли на продукт и продуктовую команду.
UX  research  issue  philosophy 
12 hours ago by jvetrau
Countries for Losers; Countries for Winners
a great many countries are designed to reward winners. These are the countries that pay a good deal of attention to optimising the conditions of life available to people who win
capitalism  philosophy  thoughts  toblog 
15 hours ago by pfostpfilms
The tree of knowledge is not an apple or an oak but a banyan | Aeon Ideas
The right way to formulate epistemic pluralism has actually already been provided for us from within the pluralist cosmopolis of Sanskrit. The remarkable Jaina philosophers make a distinction of fundamental epistemological significance when they say that as well as and in addition to epistemic principles (pramāṇa), there are also nayas, epistemic standpoints or stances, and that both are essential constituents in an epistemic culture. A naya is not a proposition but a practical attitude, a strategy or policy that guides enquiry: it is an approach to the problem of producing knowledge, not a proposition about the sources of justification. One such policy might be to attend only to what is immediately present in experience, another might be to enumerate everything one encounters without making any categorical distinctions, another to attend to stasis rather than flux, or to causal interconnections rather than to essential attributes. The philosopher Anjan Chakravartty at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana stresses that ‘One does not believe a stance in the way that one believes a fact. Rather, one commits to a stance, or adopts it.’...The picture of knowledge as a banyan tree encourages a certain epistemic ideal: that these different but commensurably valuable sources of epistemic nutrition can belong within a single epistemic organism. Of all the departments of knowledge within a modern university, it is philosophy that seems most addicted to the centre-periphery picture of enquiry, to the old European tree. Were it able to re-imagine itself according to this new ideal, its practitioners would find themselves freed from their terror of not being quite ‘at the centre’, and the profession might finally emerge from its long struggle to overcome its inability to conceptualise diversity in content and composition.
knowledge  epistemology  philosophy 
18 hours ago by altoii
How the Rhetoric of Responsibility Hurts the Welfare State | New Republic
book  review  welfare  responsibility  rhetoric  political-science  philosophy  ethics  collective  commonwealth 
yesterday by tsuomela

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