Suggested readings, #7

Here are some interesting articles I’ve come across recently, for your consideration:

The mystery of human uniqueness: what exactly makes our species special (if anything)? (Nautilus)

A brief and fascinating history of bullshit. (Madras Courier)

Nine quick facts about hermeneutics. (Oxford University Press blog)

Why we are still fighting about Freud, a surprisingly unskeptical essay by arch-skeptic John Horgan. (Scientific American blogs)

Contra this very confused article, reason does not exist without deliberation. (Aeon)

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Massimo

Massimo is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He blogs at platofootnote.org and howtobeastoic.org. He is the author of How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.

3 thoughts on “Suggested readings, #7”

  1. Horgan and I had a brief exchange on Twitter about that sheep and goats study he said proved Freud was correct in some way. I said, no, it proved Tinbergen and Lorenz were correct about imprinting.

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