Let’s start straightaway with an extreme case. A case that has been sunk in emotion for decades. A case that instigates people into making all sorts of comments. At quora.com, there is an interesting Q & A. The subject is the Nazi holocaust. The question is: Why is holocaust denial a crime in some countries? [...]
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You start the day bleary-eyed and anxious. You stayed up late last night working on a post for your blog, gathering facts and memes from about the web and weaving them into an incisive whole. Has it produced a spike in the stats? You sign in on your iPhone as you brew the coffee. But it’s too early to slip into the professional headspace – you decide that you don’t want to know. Someone has messaged you on Facebook, so you check that instead. Japanese manga mashup! Killer breaks off the cost of Lombok. Lady Gaga is a man and we have photoshopped evidence to prove it! A friend will appreciate that one, so you share it with her directly. Perhaps not something that you’d want…
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Suddenly you are asked to compose an ultra-short history of philosophy. Perhaps you've been challenged to squeeze the impossibly sprawling diversity of philosophy itself into just a Simple tweet or Facebook post. You could do worse than to search for the single word that best captures the ideas of every important philosopher. Plato had his [...]