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Ignorance As a Productive Response To Epistemic Perturbations – Synthese – article

Ignorance As a Productive Response To Epistemic Perturbations Chris Mays | Synthese 2019-11-19 This paper argues that ignorance, rather than being a result or representation of false beliefs or misinformation, is a compensatory epistemic adaptation of complex rhetoric systems. A rhetoric system is here defined as a set of interconnected rhetorical elements (beliefs, arguments, commonplaces …

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A Tale of Two ’68s: The “Politics of Boredom” in France and Italy – Cultural Politics – article

A Tale of Two ’68s: The “Politics of Boredom” in France and Italy Michael E. Gardiner | Cultural Politics 2019-11-19 “In The Imagination of the New Left: A Global Analysis of 1968, Katsiaficas suggests the first genuine revolution against “”boredom””—a rejection of social conformity, stultifying work, and facile consumerism—occurred in Paris during May ’68. Yet, …

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Affective Urbanism: Towards Inclusive Design Praxis – URBAN DESIGN International – article

Affective Urbanism: Towards Inclusive Design Praxis Tihomir Viderman, Sabine Knierbein | URBAN DESIGN International 2019-11-19 This paper conceptualizes affective urbanism as both research framework and praxis, engaging professionals and concerned publics alike in the insurgent making of cities. With its focus on affect and bodily encounters, it taps into the rich knowledge of practices of …

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On the Street in Nineteenth-Century London – Urban History – article

On the Street in Nineteenth-Century London Colin Pooley | Urban History 2019-11-19 This article uses statements made at London’s Central Criminal Court (the Old Bailey) by victims and witnesses of crime in nineteenth-century London to reveal the hidden history of pedestrian movement on the city’s streets. It demonstrates that men and women of all ages …

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Adam Smith and the Stoic Principle of Suicide – European Journal of Philosophy – article

Adam Smith and the Stoic Principle of Suicide Getty L. Lustila | European Journal of Philosophy 2019-11-19 A substantial portion of Adam Smith’s discussion of Stoicism in TMS VII is dedicated to the Stoic “principle of suicide,” according to which suicide is sometimes morally required. While scholars agree that Stoicism exercised considerable influence over Smith, …

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Through the Wringer: Mass Interrogation and United States Air Force Targeting Intelligence in the Early Cold War – Political Geography – article

Through the Wringer: Mass Interrogation and United States Air Force Targeting Intelligence in the Early Cold War Elliott Child | Political Geography 2019-11-19 Mass interrogation systems are recurrent features of US military action. They are technopolitical apparatuses, disclosing their own spatial practices, choreographic repertoires, persistent technical features, and political effects. They are often large-scale, sophisticated …

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Classical Liberalism, Discrimination, and the Problem of Autonomous Cars – Science and Engineering Ethics – article

Classical Liberalism, Discrimination, and the Problem of Autonomous Cars Michael Gentzel | Science and Engineering Ethics 2019-11-19 This paper considers possible future legislation that requires the exclusive use of autonomous cars. The author develops and defends a ‘Liberal Argument Against Mandated Autonomous Cars’, which argues that such a law would be incompatible with classical liberalism, …

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From the Political To the Personal: Work and Class in 1970s British Feminist Art – Twentieth Century British History – article

From the Political To the Personal: Work and Class in 1970s British Feminist Art Josie McLellan | Twentieth Century British History 2019-11-19 How did British feminist art of the 1970s represent work and class, and what light does this shed on the women’s movement more generally? This article discusses the work of artists, including Bobby …

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Can Power Be Self‐Legitimating? Political Realism in Hobbes, Weber, and Williams – European Journal of Philosophy – article

Can Power Be Self‐Legitimating? Political Realism in Hobbes, Weber, and Williams Ilaria Cozzaglio, Amanda R. Greene | European Journal of Philosophy 2019-11-19 Political realists seek to provide an alternative to accounts of political legitimacy that are based on moral standards. In this endeavor, they face the challenge of how to interpret the maxim that power …

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A Kantian Ethics of Paradise Engineering – Analysis – article

A Kantian Ethics of Paradise Engineering Eze Paez | Analysis 2019-11-19 Wild animals probably have net negative lives. Christine Korsgaard rejects the view that we might engineer paradise by redesigning nature and animals so that they have the best possible existences. She believes the genetic changes required would not be identity-preserving, thereby causing animals to …

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