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

β€˜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, β€œThe Wind at Djemila”, 1939

publicthings.substack.com/p/13

Should We Fear the Future? The Philosophy of Transhumanism
β€œThe 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?β€ž
thecollector.com/philosophy-of

β€œUnlimited 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 themβ€ž
The Open Society and Its Enemiesβ€” 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 aboutΒ 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.” 
justwondering.io/critical-peda

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.

[1]iai.tv/video/arc-of-life-peter

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