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The most influential chat show you’ve never heard of

We live in a time when being dumb is reward and being smart is counter-culture. If one makes a claim for harbouring a disinterested approach to truth, then one needs to explore ideas beyond one’s ideological reservation, most of which have long since become barren and infertile through infelicitous activity. It used to be that being liberal was punkishly…

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Why Concepts Creep to the Left

She asked for my love and I gave her a dangerous mind Now she’s stupid in the street and she can’t socialise — Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) One really has to be skeptical of the extensional and intensional adequacy of the concepts under discussion (this over and above the standard political labels of mutual…

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Methodological Individualism, Structural Constraints, and Social Complexity

In press: bumper themed issue guest edited by the very excellent Francesco Di Iorio 1. DI IORIO, Francesco: “Introduction: Methodological Individualism, Structural Constraints, and Social Complexity” 2. NADEAU: Robert: “Cultural Evolution, Group Selection, and Methodological Individualism” 3. ANTISERI, Dario: “Social research between the Use and Abuse of Reason” 4. PETITOT, Jean: “Complex Methodological Individualism” 5.…