Doing another #introduction for pinning purposes. I'm a so-far #Philosophy and #ReligiousStudies Major & #Sociology Minor @ MMC. Interests of mine include #GermanIdealism, Continental #Rationalism, philosophy of life/biology, #phenomenology, #existentialism, #Marxism, #anarchism, #Daoism, and some #structuralism /#poststructuralism, #politicaleconomy. I also like to do some extra-disciplinary dabbling when I have the chance. Alt mstdn account: https://niu.moe/@mrjunge
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"If your academic work depends on a 3rd party tech company’s services, you risk ... violating research subject consent"
"Academics say Dropbox violated their privacy by sharing anonymized data with researchers"
This reminds me of my paper on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis!
@kai I would rather see art more generally as an emotional catalyst for reflective thought, or a facilitator that mends or traverses the painful gap between ideal thought and lived reality. It tries to evoke internal impressions to challenge or disrupt the day-to-day rhythm. So, art can be dangerous, and it can be manipulative. That's why poets should also be serious moral thinkers. There are many imperial conquests fueled by poets.
@kai Saw your toot on art and notion of emotional manipulation. I'm not sure I would call art emotionally manipulative, as "manipulation" is an inherently moral term (meaning it is loaded with moral presuppositions, kind of like "theft" [you have to define what can be legit owned first] or "coercion" [you have to sort out in what situations can one significantly call a decision not one's own]).
The quality of the sources takes care of itself when we recognize our own motivations and inclinations in choosing those sources, and the purposes in doing so, as well as how our biases interfere with our interpretations. Making it an academic practice to tell students to avoid certain sources does a disservice to building actual research skills at best, and at most just reinforces potential institutional biases within academia itself.
I think there's a lot of misconceptions about sources, that even academia itself perpetuates. The problem when doing research is almost never the actual source. It's you.
Working on a more professional email signature this morning.
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When people talk about "work-life balance" to begin with they usually mean "optimal work-life unbalance." If people really cared about work-life balance they would be politicizing their leisure by now by asking for reduction in working hours, more paid leave. One way in which they indirectly are right now is asking to receive the benefits of increased productivity (altho they're doing it thru a narrow wage lense). Bezos is just being a big baby.
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Also: (A) If (1) life is compartmentalized into strict time-blocks for designated acceptable activity; or, (2) quotas or output targets are externally imposed; or, (3) workers have low job satisfaction; or, (4) there is no flexibility of schedule; (B) And if (1) it is indeed true that people prioritize their ends based on given, limited units of time. (C) Then, there is indeed a trade-off between work and "life" (if life is taken as leisure).
Milked the previous allusion in the William James essay.
Typing about William James' "The Will to Believe." Couldn't resist doing this despite this being a late submission.
William James' pragmatism seems to make more sense to me as a theory of linguistic meaning rather than a theory of truth. In which case it would be an improvement on Wittgenstein.
What are the governance needs of the platform #coops movement? We speak to US expert Trebor Scholz @trebors https://t.co/5VKtCcAVZc https://twitter.com/coopnews/status/995687393134104576/photo/1
when you're after one passage of Hegel
Finally typing this Annotated Bib after all that reading..
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