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The Coming Revolution: Capitalism in the 21st Century - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 06/12/2019 - 2:45am in

The Coming Revolution is an impressive guide for Marxists looking for a way to approach contemporary capitalism, argues Josh Newman

Embracing multilingualism to enhance complexity sensitive research

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Academics who engage with local stakeholders to develop their research processes often find themselves spanning between the local language in which the research process takes place and English, the undisputed lingua franca in academia. In this post, Patricia Canto, Susana Franco and Miren Larrea argue that embracing the coexistence of different languages in all the stages of the research cycle […]

Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update

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Here’s the weekly report on new and revised entries in online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books.

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Revised:

  1. Dreams and Dreaming, by Jennifer M. Windt.
  2. Watsuji Tetsurō, by Robert Carter and Erin McCarthy.
  3. Compatibilism, by Michael McKenna and D. Justin Coates.
  4. Arrow’s Theorem, by Michael Morreau.
  5. Sophismata, by Fabienne Pironet and Joke Spruyt.
  6. Syrianus, by Christian Wildberg.

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  1. Jens Zimmermann (Trinity Western) reviews The Cambridge Companion to Hermeneutics (Cambridge), by Michael N. Forster and Kristin Gjesdal (eds.).
  2. Brian Leiter (Chicago) reviews Nietzsche on the Decadence and Flourishing of Culture (Oxford), by Andrew Huddleston.

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Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media

  1. Naomi Schaefer Riley reviews Moving Up Without Losing Your Way, by Jennifer M. Morton at Commentary Magazine.
  2. William Davies reviews Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason, by Justin E.H. Smith, at the London Review of Books.
  3. Rahel Süß reviews In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy, by Katrina Forrester, at Democratic Audit.

Compiled by Michael Glawson.

BONUS: Get ready for winter break

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Book Review: The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism by Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 01/12/2019 - 9:30pm in

In The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism, Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias argue that the quantified world is not a new frontier, but rather the continuation and expansion of both colonialism and capitalism. This book shines in using the theory underpinning the idea of data colonialism to articulate sites of resistance, writes […]

The Debt System - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 29/11/2019 - 9:54am in

The Debt System argues that international debt is a system of exploitation of poorer countries, which should be regarded as illegitimate, finds Phil Armstrong

Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 25/11/2019 - 5:55pm in

Here’s the weekly report on new entries in online philosophical resources and new reviews of philosophy books.

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New:

  1. Philosophy of Theater, by James R. Hamilton (Kansas State).

Revised:

  1. Kant’s Philosophical Development, by Martin Schönfeld and Michael Thompson.
  2. Mental Disorder (Illness), by Jennifer Radden.
  3. Plato on Knowledge in the Theaetetus, by Sophie-Grace Chappell.
  4. Michel de Montaigne, by Marc Foglia and Emiliano Ferrari.
  5. The Philosophy of Dance, by Aili Bresnahan.

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  1. Reduction and Emergence in Chemistry, by Vanessa A. Seifert (Bristol).

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  1. Jon Cogburn (Louisiana State) reviews Fixing Language: An Essay on Conceptual Engineering (Oxford), by Herman Cappelen.
  2. Garrett Cullity (Adelaide) reviews Hard Questions: Facing the Problems of Life (Oxford), by John Kekes.
  3. Win-chiat Lee (Wake Forest) reviews Media Ethics, Free Speech, and the Requirements of Democracy (Routledge), by Carl Fox and Joe Saunders (eds.).
  4. Lucas J. Matthews (Columbia University/The Hastings Center) reviews Understanding Perspectivism: Scientific Challenges and Methodological Prospects (Routledge), by Michela Massimi and Casey D. McCoy (eds.).

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Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media

  1. Michael Gibson reviews How to Be an Epicurean: The Ancient Art of Living Well by Catherine Wilson at City Journal.
  2. Michael Dirda reviews The History of Philosophy by A.C. Grayling at The Washington Post.
  3. Benjamin Liebeskind reviews Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science, edited by William M.R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, and Nicholas J. Teh, at The New Atlantis.
  4. Andrew Marzoni reviews Philosophy of New Music by Theodor W. Adorno, edited and translated by Robert Hullot-Kentor, and The Authoritarian Personality by Adorno et al, at The Baffler.
  5. Aziz Huq reviews Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind by Susan Schneider at The Washington Post.

Compiled by Michael Glawson.

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Book Review: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 24/11/2019 - 9:02pm in

In The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, Shoshana Zuboff offers a comprehensive account of the new form of economic oppression that has crept into our lives, challenging the boundless hype that has often surrounded the activities of modern technology companies. While the book presents a decent history of the rise of surveillance […]

Understanding Marxism - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 22/11/2019 - 12:09am in

Richard Wolff in Understanding Marxism concisely introduces Marx’s essential arguments on exploitation in capitalism, and workers’ democracy, finds Graham Kirkwood

Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 19/11/2019 - 10:18am in

Here’s the weekly report on new entries in online philosophical resources and new reviews of philosophy books. This particular update covers the past week and the week before that.

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New:

Revised:

  1. Structuralism in the Philosophy of Mathematics, by Erich Reck (California-Riverside) and Georg Schiemer (Wein).
  2. Aesthetics of the Everyday, by Yuriko Saito.
  3. Nishida Kitarō, by John C. Maraldo.
  4. Fiction, by Fred Kroon (Auckland) and Alberto Voltolini (Torino).
  5. Anaxagoras, by Patricia Curd.
  6. Formal Approaches to Social Procedures, by Jan van Eijck and Rineke, by L.C. Verbrugge.
  7. Moral Epistemology, by Richmond Campbell.
  8. Epistemic Utility Arguments for Probabilism, by Richard Pettigrew.
  9. Christian von Ehrenfels, by Robin Rollinger and Carlo Ierna.
  10. Quantum Approaches to Consciousness, by Harald Atmanspacher.
  11. Huayan Buddhism, by Bryan Van Norden (Vassar) and Nicholaos Jones (Alabama-Huntsville).
  12. Supererogation, by David Heyd.

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  1. Philip Stratton-Lake (Reading) reviews Rossian Ethics: W.D. Ross and Contemporary Moral Theory (Oxford), by David Phillips.
  2. Barry Allen (McMaster) reviews Power and Technology: A Philosophical and Ethical Analysis (Rowman and Littlefield), by Faridun Sattarov.
  3. Andrew Lister (Queen’s University) reviews Governing Least: A New England Libertarianism (Oxford), by Dan Moller.
  4. Darrell P. Rowbottom (Lingnan) reviews Resisting Scientific Realism (Cambridge), by K. Brad Wray.
  5. Máté Veres (ELTE, Budapest/CEU, Budapest) reviews How to Be a Pyrrhonist: The Practice and Significance of Pyrrhonian Skepticism (Cambridge), by Richard Bett.
  6. Scott F. Aikin (Vanderbilt) reviews Deweyan Experimentalism and the Problem of Method in Political Philosophy (Routledge), by Joshua Forstenzer.
  7. Jaroslav Peregrin (Czech Academy of Sciences/University of Hradec Králové) reviews Proof and Falsity: A Logical Investigation (Cambridge) by Nils Kurbis.
  8. Sophia Vasalou (Birmingham) reviews Reconstructing Schopenhauer’s Ethics: Hope, Compassion, and Animal Welfare (Oxford), by Sandra Shapshay.

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Recent Philosophy Book Reviews & Books Reviewed By Philosophers in Non-Academic Media 

  1. Jonathan Rée reviews Wittgenstein’s Family Letters: Corresponding with Ludwig, edited by Brian McGuinness, translated by Peter Winslow, at the London Review of Books.
  2. Daniel Kodsi reviews On Mercy by Malcolm Bull, at The Oxonian Review.
  3. Philip Kitcher reviews Why Trust Science? by Naomi Oreskes, with Ottmar Edenhofer, Martin Kowarsch, Jon A. Krosnick, Marc Lange, Susan Lindee, and Stephen Macedo, at Boston Review.
  4. Oliver Traldi reviews What Snowflakes Get Right by Ulrich Baer and The First: How To Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump by Stanley Fish, at Arc.

Compiled by Michael Glawson.

BONUS: When will the AI outsmart us?

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Corbynism from Below – book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 15/11/2019 - 8:50am in

Corbynism from Below is a wide-ranging collection of thoughtful essays on this historic opportunity for the left to transform society, finds Kevin Ovenden

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