↳ Feminist Philosophers

Lawsuit against Kipnis moves forward

A judge decided Tuesday to proceed with a lawsuit filed by a graduate student against Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis and HarperCollins Publishers, declining to grant a motion filed by the defendants in July to dismiss the suit… The student, using the pseudonym Jane Doe, filed the suit in May in response to Kipnis’ book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.” In the book, Kipnis criticizes Northwestern’s Title IX procedures, detailing Kipnis’ experience with the process and discussing two Title IX complaints filed by Doe and another student against former philosophy Prof.
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↳ Edward Feser

The missing links

Feedspot has released its list of the Top 15 Christian Philosophy Blogs and Websites.  This blog is ranked at #1.  Thank you, Feedspot! At Public Discourse, Fr. Nicanor Austriaco responds to Fr. Michael Chaberek’s book on Thomism and evolution. At First Things, Matthew Rose on Christianity and the alt-right.
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↳ Aeon

I and Thou

When we encounter another individual truly as a person, not as an object for use, we become fully human: Martin BuberBy M M Owen Read at Aeon
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↳ Aeon

Green play

Combining vertical strips of video of Central Park on a single sunny Sunday, Green Play is ‘a joyful orchestration of one of the great meeting places in New York City’, in the words of film’s director Yuge Zhou, who was born in China but is now based in Chicago. Small human figures recline and move across the green grass that fills most of the screen – an artificial and carefully manicured space in the middle of one of the world’s most massive population centres.
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↳ Aeon

Our dreams have many purposes, changing across the lifespan

Although radically different in terms of their content and feel, the range of dream states are just as complex as waking states. If we look across an individual’s lifetime, we find that children’s dreams are very different from adults’ dreams. Children tend to dream of emotional interactions with… By Patrick McNamara Read at Aeon
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All-terrain robot

Simple, versatile and just four millimetres long, a new ‘soft-bodied’ robot developed at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart in Germany is capable of navigating tight and challenging terrain, both on land and in water. The small device is controlled by magnets and looks like little more than a miniature strip of gum, but it can jump, wriggle and swim through just about any small space. Its size and adaptability has its creators hopeful that it can succeed where other small robots have, thus far, mostly failed: performing tasks inside the human body.
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