Suggested readings, #22

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

Silicon Valley’s Secret Philosophers Should Share Their Work. Tech giants must stop hiring philosophers as pawns, and allow them to make sense of the world tech is molding. (Wired)

Why race science is on the rise again. (Guardian)

Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves? Clusters of living brain cells are teaching scientists about diseases like autism. With a new finding, some experts wonder if these organoids may become too much like the real thing. (New York Times)

Philosopher-Kings In The Kingdom of Ends. On why democracy needs philosopher-citizens. (Philosophy Now)

The problems with online ‘debate me’ culture. Donna Zuckeberger makes several good points. But she absolutely had to make a couple of misguided digs at Stoicism, didn’t she? (Washington Post)

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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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