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Perspectives…

In the past few months I’ve spent some time looking for trouble on Twitter. I’ve found some (mild and polite), which translated into plenty food for thought, and eventually allowed me to put some order in my thoughts. The matter

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Posted in Ethics, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Stupidity

Web of lies, policies and politicians

In the previous post in this miniseries I’ve used the example of Brexit referendum to explore how allowing lies to be systematically upheld in public discourse is poisonous for democracy itself. The bleak conclusion was that people voted Brexit on

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Posted in Ethics, Evolutionary Psychology, Politics, Stupidity

#Brexit: how systematic lying reduces democracy to a farce

I am shocked, horrified, incredulous, scared, very angry and, above all, sad. The UK has decided to turn its back to common sense, its best values, its own self-interest, and voted to leave the EU. A lot of ink has

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Posted in Ethics, Politics, Stupidity

Robert Epstein’s empty essay

Sometimes reading a flawed argument triggers my rage, I really do get angry, a phenomenon that invariably surprises and amuses me. What follows is my attempt to use my anger in a constructive way, it may include elements of a

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Posted in Psychology, Stupidity

Problematic problems: some are good to have, some shouldn’t be solved.

This post is about problems: in proper “Writing my own User Manual” style, I’ll explore a few handy little mental tricks that make my life easier to manage. It’s a light interlude, I won’t delve into obscure philosophical problems and

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Posted in Politics, Psychology, Stupidity

Against epiphenomenalism: summary and reply.

What follows is a direct reaction to the discussion I’ve had with Jochen below my first epiphenomenalism post. The discussion meandered into scary places, and Jochen ended up recommending me to keep it simple instead. I’m sure it is a

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Posted in Consciousness, Philosophy, Stupidity
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