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Duchamp on ‘Alien Thought’

Duchamp on ‘Alien Thought’
6 months ago

Duchamp on ‘Alien Thought’

In 1976, AI pioneer Joseph Weizenbaum described machinic reasoning as ‘alien thought.’ Weizenbaum reasoned that, since the domain of thinking was “determined by man’s humanity,” “every other intelligence, however great, …
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For Chaos or Country?
6 months ago

For Chaos or Country?

By  •  Debates

In every society, one can hear the din of wolves, baying from the outskirts. On the first Wednesday of January, we witnessed the wolves clamber into the U.S. Capitol, scale …
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The R-Files 4.0: Osip Mandelstam’s Poetry & Violence
7 months ago

The R-Files 4.0: Osip Mandelstam’s Poetry & Violence

“R-Files” (short for “Review-Files”) is a new monthly feature of The Philosophical Salon. Under this heading, philosophers Frank Ruda and Agon Hamza look at what is happening in the world …
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“Tenet” Isn’t Paradoxical—It’s Christopher Nolan on Climate Change
7 months ago

“Tenet” Isn’t Paradoxical—It’s Christopher Nolan on Climate Change

In Christopher Nolan’s 2014 movie Interstellar, Anne Hathaway, starring as Brand, a member of a team of scientist-astronauts sent through a wormhole in search of an Earth-like planet in the …
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What Is Justice?
7 months ago

What Is Justice?

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When George Floyd was killed, I started teaching Derrida’s Specters of Marx. This may seem like a strange choice, but the text allowed us to raise three questions about justice—especially …
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