A Philosopher’s View of the World

 

Jul
19

The High Cost of Being Shot

When I was a kid, I believed if a person was shot by a criminal, their treatment would be paid for.  I wasn’t sure how this would work, but I

Jul
16

Defending Disinformation

While disinformation is usually condemned, it was once employed as weapon against the Nazis. While the effectiveness of the tactic can be debated, Sefton Delmer waged his own disinformation war

Jul
09

Autonomous Vehicles: Now Not Solving an Unnecessary Problem?

  Some will remember that driverless cars were going to be the next big thing. Tech companies rushed to flush cash into this technology and media covered the stories. Including

Jul
08

Florida Ban on Local Heat Protection

  The heat and humidity of my adopted state of Florida are not just uncomfortable but dangerous. From 2010 to 2020 Florida had 215 reported heat-related deaths but these deaths

Jul
05

Is AI Just Another Bubble?

  As a philosopher, my interest in AI tends to focus on metaphysics (philosophy of mind), epistemology (the problem of other minds) and ethics rather than on economics. My academic

Jul
04

Weaponizing Vaccines Against Trump

  Relative to Trump, Biden has a reality problem. Biden’s supporters generally have a realistic view of him, seeing Joe as a well-meaning, decent old man who is probably not

Jul
01

Public Schools Teaching the Bible

  In June 2024, Oklahoma’s state superintendent mandated that public schools teach the Bible. In a familiar move, the justification is that the Bible is “a necessary historical document to

Jun
27

Bribes & Gratuities

  The Supreme Court ruled 6 to 3 that state officials can accept gratuities as rewards for their official actions. To be fair, there are disparities in punishments that should

 

 

 

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