Choice & Inference Revived

After a three year hiatus from Choice & Inference‘s administrative reins, I am once again in charge and am reviving this site as a news feed / conversation forum for formal
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After a three year hiatus from Choice & Inference‘s administrative reins, I am once again in charge and am reviving this site as a news feed / conversation forum for formal epistemologists. Please see the official announcement and new changes here. Also, I’d encourage everyone to check out the new site, as well as C&I’s new Facebook and Twitter feeds!

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Postdoctoral position

Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  University of Helsinki
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Job List: 
Europe
Name of institution: 
University of Helsinki
Town: 
Helsinki
Country: 
Finland
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<strong>What is painting</strong>? With its increasing complexity, definitions are futile. At heart, though, painting is a means to find transcendence

What is painting? With its increasing complexity, definitions are futile. At heart, though, painting is a means to find
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What is painting? With its increasing complexity, definitions are futile. At heart, though, painting is a means to find transcendence

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People make music, dance, paint, tell stories, adorn objects and themselves. The creative impulse is universal. Why? E.O. Wilson on the <strong>invention of art</strong>

People make music, dance, paint, tell stories, adorn objects and themselves. The creative impulse is universal. Why? E.O. Wilson on the invention of
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People make music, dance, paint, tell stories, adorn objects and themselves. The creative impulse is universal. Why? E.O. Wilson on the invention of art

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In 1767, Carl Linnaeus was suffering from information overload. His solution: the <strong>index card</strong>, a turning point in the relationship between power and technology

In 1767, Carl Linnaeus was suffering from information overload. His solution: the index card, a turning point in the relationship between power and
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In 1767, Carl Linnaeus was suffering from information overload. His solution: the index card, a turning point in the relationship between power and technology

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What Do Philosophers Do? Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy

2017.12.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Penelope Maddy,&#160;What Do Philosophers Do? Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2017, 264 pp.,
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2017.12.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Penelope Maddy, What Do Philosophers Do? Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2017, 264 pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780190618698. Reviewed by Alexander Jackson, Boise State University Penelope Maddy's book inaugurates OUP's publication of the annual Romanell Lectures, aimed at a general readership. Maddy takes on the problem of external world skepticism. The book is called "What Do Philosophers Do?" and Maddy aims to show a general audience how philosophy should be done. She mixes ordinary language philosophy, historical considerations, and scientifically informed common sense. Austin and the later Wittgenstein are the book's philosophical heroes. It's striking how different Maddy's 'therapeutic' philosophizing is from the contemporary analytic approach. Contemporary analytic philosophers evaluate arguments for and against their views and the main alternatives, in conversation. . .

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<strong>Sex and communism</strong>. Max Eastman &mdash; poet, editor, nudist, suffragist, war resister, socialist, libertarian conservative &mdash; lived a life of ideological and personal displacement

Sex and communism. Max Eastman &amp;mdash; poet, editor, nudist, suffragist, war resister, socialist, libertarian conservative &amp;mdash; lived a life of ideological and personal
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Sex and communism. Max Eastman — poet, editor, nudist, suffragist, war resister, socialist, libertarian conservative — lived a life of ideological and personal displacement

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Embarrassment & Punishment

Embed from Getty Images 2017 saw the fall of several influential men, ranging from Bill O’Reilly to Garrison Keillor, because of allegations of sexual harassment or worse. Politicians, such as
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Embed from Getty Images 2017 saw the fall of several influential men, ranging from Bill O’Reilly to Garrison Keillor, because of allegations of sexual harassment or worse. Politicians, such as Franken and Moore, have also faced allegations of misdeeds. As of this writing, no politician has recently lost an election or their current position because of such allegations. One obvious reason for this is that the political system is not like the employment system: while an employee has someone who can fire them, the removal of a politician is more complicated. While many male elites have been accused of sexual misdeeds, the accusations vary a great deal. On the low end of the spectrum, Keillor claims that he merely accidentally touched a woman’s bare back. On the extreme end of the spectrum, Weinstein and Spacey have been accused of sexual assault and, on some accounts, rape. Somewhere in there is Matt Lauer. In all cases the punishment has been roughly the same: each man was fired. In the. . .

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With <strong>Rousseau</strong>, it's never quite clear where clever contrarianism ends and brash delusion begins. His intellectual style has found new adherents on the left

With Rousseau, it&#39;s never quite clear where clever contrarianism ends and brash delusion begins. His intellectual style has found new adherents on the
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With Rousseau, it's never quite clear where clever contrarianism ends and brash delusion begins. His intellectual style has found new adherents on the left

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<strong>Sex and communism</strong>. Max Eastman &mdash; poet, editor, nudist, suffragist, war resister, socialist, libertarian conservative &mdash; lived an life of ideological and personal displacement

Sex and communism. Max Eastman &amp;mdash; poet, editor, nudist, suffragist, war resister, socialist, libertarian conservative &amp;mdash; lived an life of ideological and personal
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Sex and communism. Max Eastman — poet, editor, nudist, suffragist, war resister, socialist, libertarian conservative — lived an life of ideological and personal displacement

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