The Internet is Made of Demons

“As more and more of your social life takes place online, you’re training yourself to believe that other people are not really people, and you have no duty towards them whatsoever. These effects don’t vanish once you look away from the screen. The internet is not a separate sphere, closed off from ordinary reality; it structures everything about the way we live.„

How Albert Camus’ The Plague implicates us all:
An article On the resistance to nihilism, abstraction, and ideology in The Plague

‘Everything I am offered seeks to deliver man from the weight of his own life. But as I watch the great birds flying heavily through the sky at Djemila, it is precisely a certain weight of life that I ask for and obtain.’ ~ Albert Camus, “The Wind at Djemila”, 1939

Should We Fear the Future? The Philosophy of Transhumanism
“The future seems to arrive at an increasingly faster pace. It is as if humanity collectively ordered express delivery robots with advanced artificial intelligence to deliver a ticket to space. But we didn’t sit down to order this package, did we?„

“Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them„
The Open Society and Its Enemies— Karl Popper

"Critical pedagogy takes as one of its central projects an attempt to be discerning and attentive to those places where social agency has been denied; it is about more than a struggle over assigned meanings, official knowledge, and established modes of authority: it is also about encouraging students to take risks, act on their sense of social responsibility, and engage the world as an object of both critical analysis and hopeful transformation.”

Arc of life: Peter Singer

'We cannot ethically implement human genome editing unless it is a public, not just a private, service'

Singer discusses^[1] how the emergence of Effective Altruism has increased the relevance of his philosophy, and the shifting public opinion on everything from veganism and climate change to philanthropy and genome editing.


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