"To be quite frank, I found Wolpert's arguments to be sophomoric at best. If you'll humor me, I'll try and lay out what I think are some of the larger problems with his argument in answering your questions. I'd love to hear what…"
"Wolpert asks some questions I believe remain inadequately answered by the other panelists. Early in the discussion he asks, 'What progress has philosophy made?', which he understands as, 'What has philosophy discovered?' These…"
"Very interesting, Nikolay. I think it's fair to say that some of the big questions have shifted from the "why column" to the "how column" and thus from philosophy to science. Lawrence Krauss whipped up some controversy…"
Judith Butler's speech at the Brooklyn College that is worth reading because the speech itself and concerns it raised went far beyond Israeli-Palestinian problem and touched on a hardly countable variety of issues: freedom of speech, academic independence, sponsorship of academic institutions and their commitment to open debates even while under pressure, abuse of historical…See More
Here are quite interesting and extremely intense video debates between philosophers and a scientist on a role and value of philosophy today. It is interesting how the debates between the two generally evolving around a "death of philosophy" issue are unfair to scientists just because to deny the value of philosophy they actually have to take a certain philosophical stance. But the point that Lewis Wolpert makes here is…See More
China's economy has grown exponentially over the last four decades, but George Magnus, former chief economist at UBS, sees four traps that could derail its continued rise: rising debt, the struggle to keep its currency stable, aging demographics, and the challenges of changing from a low-income economy to a complex middle-income one. Will Xi Jinping be open to reform? What could be the effects of lingering U.S.-China trade tensions?
In the second podcast in The Crack-Up series, which looks at how 1919 shaped the modern world, historian Ted Widmer talks to Harvard's Professor Lisa McGirr about Prohibition's roots in anti-immigrant sentiment and its enforcement, in some cases, by the Ku Klux Klan. Plus, they discuss the Eighteenth Amendment's connections to World War I and the rise of the modern American state.
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