A new issue of Annales Philosophici is out, including Danielle Macbeth (Haverford): Reading Rorty: A Sketch of a Plan. From Purlieu, a special issue on Philosophy and the University. J. David Velleman (NYU): Time for Action. Joseph Raz (Columbia): Attachments and Associated Reasons. Neil Sinhababu (NUS): The Humean Theory of Practical Irrationality. Albert H. Y. Chen (Hong Kong): The Concept of "Datong" in Chinese Philosophy as an Expression of the Idea of the Common Good. Brian Ribeiro (Tennessee): Philosophy and Disagreement. From The Philosopher's Eye, a series on the future of philosophy, with contributions by Robert Stern, Vincent F. Hendricks, Tim Mulgan, Matti Eklund, and Luciano Floridi. Metaphysics is the philosophical study of reality — but what does that mean in pratice, and what are the limits of what it can reveal? Kit Fine addresses the question. Thomas Nagel reviews Engagement and Metaphysical Dissatisfaction: Modality and Value by Barry Stroud. How we (should) decide: Philosopher Caspar Hare aims to develop theories of practical rationality that may just help us make real-world decisions. Ethical pluralism: Ian Pollock on the ugly theory that could. Ethics matter: A conversation with Peter Singer. An interview with Peter Ludlow, author of The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics. Simon Blackburn on Hume and bondage: Why is the idea that desire is the master of reason still causing fear and loathing in philosophy? A review of Wittgenstein by William Child. Could David Hume have known about Buddhism? From The Chronicle, Lee McIntyre on making philosophy matter — or else; and Adam Briggle and Robert Frodeman on a new philosophy for the 21st century. Is there a useful distinction to be made between analytic and continental philosophy? Brian Leiter thinks not (and an interview at 3:AM).
A new issue of The New Individualist is out. I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard): Circumvention Tourism. As much as we would like to think that, put on the spot, we would do the right — and perhaps even heroic — thing, research has shown that that usually isn’t true. A review of Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror by Jason Zinoman. Marginal revolutionaries: The crisis and the blogosphere have opened mainstream economics up to new attack. How to solve the corporate tax problem: Our globalized economy creates too many loopholes for multinational firms — it's time to push for a universal system. Ignorance is bliss when it comes to challenging social issues. An interview with Anthony DiMaggio, author of The Rise of the Tea Party: Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama. Two years after the Airbus 330 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, Air France 447's flight-data recorders finally turned up; the revelations from the pilot transcript paint a surprising picture of chaos in the cockpit, and confusion between the pilots that led to the crash. Richard Florida on a floating Silicon Valley for techies without green cards. The New Populists: Christopher Ketcham on the rise and fall of Zuccotti Park and the future of the movement it birthed. The latest entries in a thriving subfield: long-distance psychological analysis of Barack Obama. A review of Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful by Daniel S. Hamermesh. Simon Baron-Cohen on his book The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty. Thomas Harriot: A rational mind in an irrational world or one man’s genius is another man’s devil. A look at 5 ridiculous sex myths from history (you probably believe).
A new issue of the International Journal of Internet Science is out. Kristina Irion (CEU): Government Cloud Computing and the Policies of Data Sovereignty. Osvaldo Saldias (Humboldt): Patterns of Legalization in the Internet: Do We Need a Constitutional Theory for Internet Law? Scott Wallsten (Georgetown): What are We Not Doing When We're Online? The $8 trillion internet economy: A new report from McKinsey Global Institute attempts to quantify how much the Internet is worth. The Great Tech War of 2012: Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon battle for the future of the innovation economy. What influences customers’ online comments? New research sheds light on several important dynamics that affect the opinions that customers post about products. The Web 2.0 Map is confusing (after all the web itself is a confusing place) but it is attractive, well organized and interactive. The trouble with digital conservatism: Rob Horning on conserving the self in a culture of productive narcissism. The dark side of the Internet: A review of The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy and Reputation. Sexism, skepticism and civility online: An interview with Jennifer Ouellette. Lauren Rae Orsini on why Reddit is sexist and what to do about it. Two new studies are offering a sneak peak into the future of the Internet: 24/7 digital surveillance of citizens is about to become affordable for repressive regimes worldwide. What if government gave everyone free Wi-Fi? Internet Memes: Jenny Davis on the mythology of augmented society. Vice takes a look at the chat logs from Oleg Nikolaenko, the Internet's 24-year-old "King of Spam". An article on re-enacting historical events on Twitter with RealTimeWWII. From Cracked, here are 6 reasons writing for the Internet is the best job ever; and a look at the 4 worst times to be on the Internet.