Author Information: Robert Frodeman, University of North Texas, Robert.Frodeman@unt.edu Frodeman, Robert. “Socratics and Anti-Socratics: The Status of Expertise.” Social Epistemology Re…
Texas A&M president calls remarks “disturbing.”
Desde su origen la filosofía ha crecido lo mismo dentro que al margen de las instituciones, de la mano de los no expertos. A finales del siglo XIX se volvió una disciplina universitaria y terminó por aislarse de la sociedad. Fue un error.
The data economy demands a new approach to antitrust rules
It isn’t too late to stop technologies from further destabilizing fragile democratic institutions.
Christian Madsbjerg argues that literature and philosophy aid corporate creativity.
We already have a way to teach morals to alien intelligences: it’s called parenting. Can we apply the same methods to robots?
The following are a set of questions concerning the place of transhumanism in the Western philosophical tradition that Robert Frodeman’s Philosophy 5250 class at the University of North Texas posed…
An article in the New York Times.
“Trump’s playbook should be familiar to any student of critical theory and philosophy. It often feels like Trump has stolen our ideas and weaponized them.”
Neat piece from Quartz.
“The science guy said he learned the importance of major philosophical figures. “People allude to Socrates and Plato and Aristotle all the time, and I think many of us who make those references don’t have a solid grounding,” he said. “It’s good to know the history of philosophy.”
Chris Newfield has an essay out in IHE that summarizes his new book. You can find it here.
Excerpt: “In short, the public university’s first private-sector lesson is that private funding serves the public interest as well as public funding. And the logical response is, great, let the public interest be defined by what the private consumer is willing to pay.
The second post-public principle is that the value of knowledge is its market value and can be measured as a return on investment.”
“If you are a tenured (or tenure-track) faculty member, you are both the instrument and the direct beneficiary of exploitation.”
read more here.
Are you there, God? It’s I, robot.
Dear Aristotle, My son came home for Christmas from his freshman year of college with his head full of new ideas. One of them has driven a wedge in our holiday feasts: the issue…