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    [–] The same unsolicited sext message that was rated as appropriate if sent by a woman was perceived as sexual harassment if sent by a man byrd_nick 4 points ago in psychology

    The title suggests a categorical difference in ratings between men and women. Alas, the difference is clearly a difference in degree.

    In a lower stakes post, this might be ok. Given the stakes, the misleading title is disappointing to say the least.

    [–] Socrates is a character in the latest Assassin's Creed game. He annoys players by dismantling their beliefs and values with forensic questions. byrd_nick 3 points ago in philosophy

    Also, like the Bible, there is no one set of coherent principles in philosophy. There are multiple sets of principles which cannot all be simultaneously true—without sacrificing logical coherence anyway. So making sense of the philosophical canon (or just making sense of one's own philosophy) is just as difficult a hermeneutical task as interpreting scripture(s).

    [–] Socrates is a character in the latest Assassin's Creed game. He annoys players by dismantling their beliefs and values with forensic questions. byrd_nick 3 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago) in philosophy

    In case you have some time, you can find out for yourself for free.

    I mention this because the answer to your question will depend largely on who you ask—even if you ask only academic philosophers. So, it might be best to (if possible) just decide for yourself.

    [–] What are the historical implications of the Trump/Kim Summit as it relates to denuclearization and the halting of joint-military exercises? byrd_nick 3 points ago in NeutralPolitics

    If only it were so. Your comparison was politically motivated. That’s all I am trying to say.

    Notice that the (currently only) other reply to the OP (from u/boogi3woogie) was far less politically motivated (and it managed to get at a similar conclusion).

    [–] What are the historical implications of the Trump/Kim Summit as it relates to denuclearization and the halting of joint-military exercises? byrd_nick 3 points ago in NeutralPolitics

    Suppose my bank seizes my house because I didn’t fulfill my mortgage agreement. And suppose that, years later, I strike a new mortgage agreement with the bank and then I fulfill the new agreemen. So, the bank immediately transfers ownership of my house back to me.

    I would be not paying ransom for my house; I would be returning money that belonged to the bank; and the bank would simply be returning what was seized.

    The point: Using ’ransom’ to describe such transactions is politically motivated, not dispassionate and factual. In any other subreddit, it’d be acceptable. Not here.

    [–] What are the historical implications of the Trump/Kim Summit as it relates to denuclearization and the halting of joint-military exercises? byrd_nick 4 points ago in NeutralPolitics

    The "we paid Iran billions in ransom" narrative is hardly neutral. And it's disputed in the very article you cite—a detail you conveniently overlook. If we want to be remotely neutral, then we should at least acknowledge the counter narrative: the money was a settlement related to asset seizure from 1979; not payment for prisoners. (Another source, in case readers don't like u/FutureNactiveAcccount's CNN source).

    If we want to show how the best arguments and evidence favor one narrative over the other, that's fine. But let's not settle for simply parroting one narrative and ignoring the other.

    [–] Socrates is a character in the latest Assassin's Creed game. He annoys players by dismantling their beliefs and values with forensic questions. byrd_nick 5 points ago in philosophy

    ”[People who think that opinions are only as good as the arguments and evidence that support them are the worst! Who needs ’em! Let’s just share opinions for fun!]”

    (Coming from someone named u/shallow_noob? We'll played sir. We'll played indeed.)

    [–] Socrates is a character in the latest Assassin's Creed game. He annoys players by dismantling their beliefs and values with forensic questions. byrd_nick 1456 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago) in philosophy

    Check out the in-game footage with Socrates on YouTube (starting at 5:56).

    Summary ”At Ubisoft's E3 demo, the publisher took the opportunity to demonstrate [player's in-game] choices via a dialogue with Socrates. Perhaps a playthrough of Odyssey will help me sympathise a little more with the Athenian authorities who executed him for asking too many questions.”

    [–] ”Put the philosophy back into the doctorate of philosophy!”, says PhD in science. byrd_nick 1 points ago in philosophy

    This was the only article on the top 5 of my search results for “New York Times opinion piece about ‘big sugar’” that was published before the article from the OP.

    [–] On The Roles of Intuition & Reflection in Skill & Expertise byrd_nick 1 points ago * (lasted edited 17 days ago) in philosophy

    So help me analyze an example with your view: consider the chess master who moves their pieces faster than they could become aware of their reasons for the move. They are so good that they win all of their games with these fluent, unreflective moves. It sounds like your view of skill/expertise would conclude that this chess master is not a skilled expert when it comes to chess. Is that right?

    [–] Experimental Philosophy (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) byrd_nick 1 points ago in xPhilosophy

    Abstract

    Experimental philosophy is an interdisciplinary approach that brings together ideas from what had previously been regarded as distinct fields. Specifically, research in experimental philosophy brings together two key elements:

    1. the kinds of questions and theoretical frameworks traditionally associated with philosophy;
    2. the kinds of experimental methods traditionally associated with psychology and cognitive science.

    Though experimental philosophy is united by this broad approach, there is a diverse range of projects in experimental philosophy. Some use experimental evidence to support a “negative program” that challenges more traditional methods in analytic philosophy, others use experimental data to support positive claims about traditional questions, and still others explore questions about how people ordinarily think and feel insofar as these questions are important in themselves.

    This entry provides a brief introduction to the core aims of contemporary experimental philosophy. It then reviews recent experimental work on the negative program, free will, moral judgment and epistemology. We conclude with a discussion of major objections to the field of experimental philosophy as a whole.

    [–] A brief history of experimental philosophy: its founders, critics, and benefits — Stephanie Wykstra | Aeon Essays byrd_nick 1 points ago in xPhilosophy

    Abstract

    The post reviews some of the seminal works of experimental philosophers and the seminal criticisms of experimental philosophy (and/or its aims). Along the way, this review shows the how experimental philosophy is not just one project; it is three: the negative program, the positive program, and the cognitive science program. The review also reveals disagreement about the status of experimental philosophy (xPhi for short): is it philosophy? Much like an earlier, similar post, this post points out that *even experimental philosophers* disagree about that: Some think that xPhi is continuous with many historical philosophical projects and others think that it’s more or less experimental psychology. The review ends on a positive and conciliatory note: experimental philosophy can supplement and be similar enough to philosophy’s armchair-friendly experimental philosophy (the method of cases) to be a welcome addition to the research that falls under the banner of philosophy.

    [–] On The Roles of Intuition & Reflection in Skill & Expertise byrd_nick 1 points ago in philosophy

    So is skill/expertise necessarily intuitive, reflective, and automatic? In other words, does something lack skill/expertise if it does not involve intuition, reflection, and automaticity?