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Can Democracy Survive the Internet?

Over the last years, available storage capacity and processing power has increased tremendously. An increasing part of our lives is based on the internet. Governments have started to use this technology for surveillance as well as manipulation of citizens. The justification given for surveillance is security. Some people could do things that are dangerous, so … Continue reading

Creativity / Incompleteness / Philosophy

A Note on Analytic Philosophy

Originally posted on Creativistic Philosophy:
In a recent interview, philosopher Peter Unger talks about his forthcoming book about analytic philosophy, “Empty Ideas” (see http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2014/06/philosophy-is-a-bunch-of-empty-ideas-interview-with-peter-unger.html). The base line is that it is basically nonsense. I tend to agree. I always had the impression that most of analytic philosophy is not worth spending time on and I…