Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Links of Note Linked for Noting

* Rabbi Gil Student, Rabbi Sacks' Religious Pluralism: A Halakhic and Hashkafic Defense, at "Torah Musings" 

* Urban Hannon, God's Knowledge of Future Contingents: A Response to Alasdair MacIntyre, at "The Josias"

* Nevin Climenhaga, Epistemic Probabilities are Degrees of Support, not Degrees of (Rational) Belief (PDF). It's an interesting subject. The degrees of belief interpretation is an interesting example of inertia; it's always been weakly motivated, and several of the arguments that initially motivated it are either no longer accepted or are no longer thought to require the interpretation, but it continues because that's how people often learn it. But there are at least other interpretations and some of them have advantages worth considering.

* An interesting interview with a 21-year-old who was recently elected tax collector, at "North Carolina Rabbit Hole". It's so very easy to focus on the big fights, and it's always worth taking time to think of the immense value of elections to small, local office, which are often a very different animal from national elections; they often show how people can be opposed without being enemies and provide opportunities for people to get into office just by going out and talking to people.

* Bogdana Stamenkovic, Natural history and variability of organized beings in Kant's philosophy (PDF)

* Diane Scholl, Reading The Nine Tailors in a Time of Flu, Fire, and Flood, at "The Other Journal"

* Amanda Achtman, Canada's Orwellian Euthanasia Regime, at "Law & Liberty"

* Anne Jeffrey & Christa Mehari, The Primacy of Hope in Human Flourishing (PDF)

* Grace Paterson, Trusting on Another's Say-So (PDF)

* eigenrobot, effective altruism and its future

* A map of laboratory-acquired infections, put together by Christ Said

* Varol Akman & M. Burak Senol, The truth about "It is true that..." (PDF), an interesting argument against deflationism.

* Chris Dalla Riva, The Death of the Key Change, discusses a way in which popular music has become flattened and less structured (sometimes to good results but sometimes not), and the causes of this shift.

* Philip Jenkins, Jesus the Carpenter, and the Search for Biblical Words

* Alana Newhouse, Brokenism, at "Tablet Magazine"

* Caspar Jacobs, The Nature of a Constant of Nature: the Case of G (PDF)