Suggested readings, #2

Here are some interesting articles I’ve come across recently, for your consideration:

John Malkovich to star in a new movie as Stoic philosopher Seneca. (Screen Daily)

Are we witnessing the end of satire? The toxic disinformation of social media has rendered traditional forms of humor quaint and futile. (New York Times)

Will the link between space and time as told by modern physics ever be intuitive? I doubt it, but this article is more optimistic. (Nautilus)

Facebook offers UK users a whopping 71 options for their gender. A bit too much, perhaps? (The Telegraph) This is closer to my own thinking. (Aeon)

Oxford philosopher’s new hypothesis predicts the rise of super villains. Maybe. Or perhaps this is the sort of thing that gives philosophy a bad reputation. (TNW)

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Massimo is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He blogs at and He is the author of How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.

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