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A big-data contribution to the history of philosophy

A big-data contribution to the history of philosophy
Ashwini Ashwini 28 June, 2020
The history of philosophy is generally written by subject experts who explore and follow a tradition of thought about which figures and topics were "pivotal" and thereby created an ongoing research field. This is illustrated, for example, in Stephen Sch...
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Guest post by nicholas preuth

Guest post by nicholas preuth
Ava Ava 21 June, 2020
Nicholas Preuth is a philosophy student at the University of Michigan. His primary interests fall in the philosophy of law and the philosophy of social science. Thanks, Nick, for contributing this post!Distinguishing Meta-Social Ontology from Social Ont...
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Social factors driving technology

Social factors driving technology
Ava Ava 4 May, 2020
In a recent post I addressed the question of how social and political circumstances influence the direction of technological change (link). There I considered Thomas Hughes's account of the development of electric power as a "socio-technological system"...
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Thomas hughes on electric power as a sociotechnical system

Thomas hughes on electric power as a sociotechnical system
Ashwini Ashwini 11 April, 2020
We have quite a few ideas about how technology affects us personally and socially. But we are less aware of the ways in which facts about the contemporary social world influences the development of technology -- at any given time in history. Technologic...
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Gross inequalities in a time of pandemic

Gross inequalities in a time of pandemic
Krishna Krishna 5 April, 2020
Here is a stunning juxtaposition in the April 2 print edition of the New York Times. Take a close look. The top panel updates readers on the fact that the city and the region are enduring unimaginable suffering and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic...
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