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Epistrons: The Design of Knowledge

I love and hate philosophy in equal measure; love it for its sustained engagement with abstract concepts and universal arguments and hate it for its parochialism. How can something be universal and parochial at the same time? I too am mystified by the contradiction, but it’s a fact; the parochialism is only increasing. When I […]

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We were never Human

One slice of nonhumanity These thoughts are prompted by a puzzle I have been considering for quite a while. The puzzle can be expressed in several ways, but here’s a brief, stark version: Why has human power gone hand in hand with human insignificance? What do I mean by that? If you believe the standard […]