Essays at onthehuman.org
A year ago I posted a link to essays by John Doris (1, 2) and responses at the National Humanities Center’s project called On the Human. Here are some additional essays I have enjoyed reading during the year since. Participants and spectators by Robert Pippin Moral skepticism and moral disagreement: developing an argument from Nietzsche by Brian Leiter Science and the humanities by...
Science works in data and statistics, but medicine is made up of stories, says...– Rational Arguments — Evidence Is Only Part of the Story Please read this entire article. It’s one of the best pieces I’ve read in a long time and describes the challenges of communicating and acting on population science at the level of the individual. (via jayparkinsonmd)
It is truly strange how long it takes to get to know oneself. I am now sixty-two...– Ludwig Wittgenstein. Cambridge, 27 April 1951. (via mebbee)
All that happens is this: microscopic variations cause macroscopic effects, as...– Jerry Fodor, “Peacocking”
There seems to be, to put it bluntly, a lot of earnest discussion of questions...– Jerry Fodor, “Water’s water everywhere”