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Should New Media Distinguish Idea from Opinion Journalism?

Should New Media Distinguish Idea from Opinion Journalism? | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
[Also appeared March 10, 2014 on Truthout here.] Old media separated non-entertainment journalism into a simple dichotomy: news and opinion. Today we—academics, journalists, and laypeople—include i...
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Google Palestine: Larry Page's Sociological Jurisprudence | Fair Observer°

Google Palestine: Larry Page's Sociological Jurisprudence | Fair Observer° | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
Making the decision for Google to change google.ps' website to mention "Palestine," CEO Larry Page didn't look at international law.
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Teacher Shares Egyptian Experience in Memoir - PRWeb - PR Web (press release)

Teacher Shares Egyptian Experience in Memoir - PRWeb - PR Web (press release) | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
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Teacher, Traveler Shares Egyptian Experience in New Memoir - PRWeb
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Through her message, Ward lends her insight and experience to those who may not have a full understanding of Egypt and Egyptians.
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Politdoche in Action: Redeeming the General Will

As Ideal institution it evokes an organic, hologramic theory of representation. As Real institution it would operate through hologramic samples (synecdokische Ausschuss) at all levels of the Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary.
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Pound's Legal Philosophy Explains a Ton of Anomaly

Pound's Legal Philosophy Explains a Ton of Anomaly | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
Jurisprudence (philosophy of law) sounds like quite an intimidating word; but, as Roscoe Pound ably demonstrates, knowing a bit about what law is and what law sets out to do could explain legal odd...
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Tahrir, Zuccotti, & Future Democracy

Tahrir, Zuccotti, & Future Democracy | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
Today marks the two-year anniversary of Hosni Mubarak's departure. At the end of 2011, Time's Person of the Year was "The Protester," the issue wrapped in Tahrir Square. Ironically, the following y...
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Plato, Calculus, Law, Alice in Wonderland, Heisenberg's Uncertainty, & Mind

Plato, Calculus, Law, Alice in Wonderland, Heisenberg's Uncertainty, & Mind | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
  What is a "point?"Geometry, like Calculus, begins with the seemingly simple ideas of "point" and "line." Surprisingly, this is where "non-mathy" people begin to get lost--not for the math but for...
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"Mr. Tillerman's World": Our Trembling Tyrants Within

"Mr. Tillerman's World": Our Trembling Tyrants Within | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
All art is by nature polysemic, the more so the more engrossing. Political art especially needs pose multiple questions in order to keep our interest. If the inquiries can be answered by logic alon...
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Is "government" the problem?: Towards a political organization for the 21st century

Is "government" the problem?: Towards a political organization for the 21st century | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
Our prejudices can run so deep that it takes a veritable thunderbolt to make them visible. Ideological divisions can be so pervasive that only a penetrating light can pierce the veil separating the...
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Harry Potter & Martin Heidegger: Humility and the Authentic, Ethical Life

A review of Ontological Humility: Lord Voldemort and the Philosophers What does Martin Heidegger have to do with Harry Potter? Is there an intelligible thread that ties together the last century of...
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Ontological humility may be the key to living a better, more ethical life and the way to have true community among equals.
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Equality & Political Ecology: From Spinoza to Politdoche

Equality & Political Ecology: From Spinoza to Politdoche | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
Feeling and ideas are renewed, the heart expands, the human spirit develops only through the reciprocal action of human beings on one another. Alexis de Tocqueville Referring to the prevalence of v...
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InsideOut OutsideIn: Long-Mileage Tips for Language Learning & Beyond

InsideOut OutsideIn: Long-Mileage Tips for Language Learning & Beyond | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
Learning a language we've all heard “Don't translate!” and the cliché “only immersion works.” Yet, seemingly everyone struggles with “easy languages” like French or Spanish. Why and what can a lang...
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The Egg Came First: Plato's Parmenides or How Progress Exists in Philosophy

The Egg Came First: Plato's Parmenides or How Progress Exists in Philosophy | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
Plato's dialogue "Parmenides" is notoriously enigmatic. Viewing it through the proper (wide-angle) lens, however, it is quite readable and well worth the effort. In it, the philosopher critiques hi...
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Squaring The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street

Squaring The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
"Democracy is the safest of all states." Aristotle (Politics) Aristotle can be easily dismissed as a racist, misogynist, xenophobe--he may be all those as well as a dry writer--but few if any have ...
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Tolerance: A Few Words for a Dirty Word

Tolerance: A Few Words for a Dirty Word | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
A more playful title could be "Doing words dirty: de-riddling Derridian derisions." "Tolerance," first clichéd, was then dirtied by philosophers of wordplay, philosophers who would hold it only in ...
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So, tell me about these "real numbers." Plato, Therapy, Theory, & Ethnography

So, tell me about these "real numbers." Plato, Therapy, Theory, & Ethnography | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
Last time I related Plato's "ideas" to mathematics, in particular Calculus and Geometry. The value of Plato, and the "doctrine of ideas," carries over into other realms as well, from psychology to ...
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The Politic: Borrow a French Word to Save the American Republic?

The Politic: Borrow a French Word to Save the American Republic? | applied philosophy | Scoop.it
Different languages distinguish different sounds, as everyone knows, but they often pick out different nuances in ideas too. Classic examples of the first include that Chinese does not distinguish ...
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