Monthly Archives: February 2016

Selim Berker on moral coherence

Facebook21 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 21In “Coherentism via Graphs,”[i] Selim Berker begins to work out a theory of the coherence of a person’s beliefs in terms of its network properties. Consider these two diagrams (A and B) borrowed from his article, both … Continue reading

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you have a right and a responsibility to attend to your own happiness

Facebook36 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 36Two theses for today: 1) You have a right (and even an obligation) to be concerned about your own inner wellbeing–call it happiness, peace, lack of suffering, equanimity, satisfaction, or mental health. And 2) Inner wellbeing is a … Continue reading

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the library of Edward R. Murrow

Facebook9 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 9Last week I reported from the AFT building in Washington, where I’d attended a meeting in a room lined with the personal library of Albert Shanker, the late and very controversial leader of the teachers’ union. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Sanders got about as many youth votes in Iowa as everyone else combined

Facebook164 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 164My colleagues at CIRCLE are producing a stream of detailed and almost instantaneous analysis of the caucuses and primaries. Keep checking the CIRCLE homepage for the latest. Here I use CIRCLE’s evidence to illustrate how Sen. Sanders’ dominated the youth vote … Continue reading

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Sanders dominates the Iowa youth vote

Facebook37 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 37Below is CIRCLE’s press release from this morning. Additional data can be found on the website. Young Democrats Propel Sanders to Virtual Tie in Iowa; Record-breaking Participation Among Young Republicans, who Choose Cruz, Rubio Over Trump Medford/Somerville, MA … Continue reading

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we are for social justice, but what is it?

Facebook19 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 19Schools and colleges, daily newspapers and broadcast television channels, and certain civic associations are prone to present themselves as neutral about politics. They say that they provide information, spaces for discussion, and opportunities to learn skills. Their students, readers, or citizen-members are … Continue reading

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