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Aeon Papers - Summary Document: 2017-2018

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AestheticsAnimalsAstronomyComputingConsciousness
EducationEthicsEvolutionGeographyHistory
IslamLanguageLawLiteratureMathematics
MedicineMetaphilosophyMusicPersonal IdentityPolitics
PsychologyReligionScienceTranshumanism*** Pending ***
Introduction
  1. The Aeon1 eZine:-
    1. Covers a large number of philosophical topics that I’m particularly interested in from a semi-professional point of view.
    2. It also covers others that are of more general interest, for which I’ve read papers as they crop up but don’t really have much time to comment on.
    3. Finally, there are others – and particularly videos – which are not as relevant, and which I ignore.
  2. As with all papers, I categorise them by subject, topic and sub-topic: up to three of each. As such, it is possible to cross-refer the subjects under discussion. But as I have about 23,000 papers2 of one sort or another, this cross-categorisation leads to something of a morass.
  3. Consequently, for Aeon, I decided to list the main topics that I’m interested in that have come up (an on-going job, requiring occasional refinement), and to list the papers that fall under them. That way, it’ll be easier to see how the various authors address the same topics, and in particular how they disagree.
  4. The topics appear in the table above, with links to the lists. The topic of Personal Identity is further broken down in the list.
  5. Unfortunately, there is some need for cross-categorisation, but I’ll have to resist this and live with the deficiency. Multiple-listings will make the lists too long and confusing. Connections will need to be made between the papers themselves in such cases.

Progress to Date
  1. This Note includes links to all the Aeon papers I accessed in 2017, with a few from 2018. I have now logged by category all the papers I’ve accessed since joining the list at the beginning of 2017 – hence developing the categories.
  2. In 2017 there were relatively few papers that I ignored (though in general I skipped all the videos). Occasionally I’ve read or viewed a paper or video, but not incurred the overhead of logging them in my database.
  3. In most cases I still need to add – usually brief – comments, making use of a disclaimer3 as necessary.
  4. Stimulating though this exercise is, I found such heroic efforts as exemplified in this Note took up too much time away from my research, so I had to put it mostly on hold. What I decided to do in 4Q17 was just to categorise and read those items that really relate to my research. The others could not be categorised or added to my database, but – as a weekly exercise –the authors, titles, dates and links were added to an uncategorised list at the end.
  5. In 2018, I decided that a further refocussing of effort was required, and thereafter only added those papers that were strictly associated with my research, or were particularly interesting. I had hoped to comment on those papers already logged, but will probably never find the time to do so.
  6. I must also note here that I treat a few other articles I come across that are of similar standard to Aeon, and treat them as though they were Aeon, listing them in the cross-reference and filing them with the Aeon articles proper, for want of a better home. I note this against the individual papers.

The Future
  1. Aeon is a very valuable resource and a stimulating source of ideas. Too good to miss, but not worth spending the whole day on. So, from now on I’ve decided just to list the articles of interest that turn up, and only log them and comment on them in my databases if they are exceptionally relevant.
  2. These links are recorded against this Note4.



Papers
  1. Aesthetics

  2. Animals5 / Animal Rights6

  3. Astronomy / Cosmology

  4. Computing7

  5. Consciousness8

  6. Education

  7. Ethics9

  8. Evolution

  9. Geography

  10. History

  11. Islam & Philosophy10

  12. Language / Linguistics11

  13. Law

  14. Literature

  15. Mathematics12

  16. Medicine / Health

  17. Metaphilosophy13

  18. Music14

  19. Personal Identity15

  20. Politics / Economics / Sociology

  21. Psychology42

  22. Religion43

  23. Science

  24. Transhumanism44 / AI45



Pending Items (In descending publication-date sequence)
  1. Marcel Zentner, “Men want beauty, women want wealth, and other unscientific tosh”, 21 December, 2017, Aeon: Zentner - Men want beauty, women want wealth, and other unscientific tosh
  2. Nadia Berenstein, “The flavour revolutionary”, 19 December, 2017, Aeon: Berenstein - The flavour revolutionary
  3. Tage Rai, Piercarlo Valdesolo & Jesse Graham, “Our enemies are human: that’s why we want to kill them”, 13 December, 2017, Aeon: Rai - Our enemies are human: that’s why we want to kill them
  4. Bruce Robbins, “How Orwell used wartime rationing to argue for global justice”, 12 December, 2017, Aeon: Robbins - How Orwell used wartime rationing to argue for global justice
  5. Melissa Feinberg, “The other side of the curtain”, 11 December, 2017, Aeon: Feinberg - The other side of the curtain
  6. Samantha Muka, “Stop boycotting SeaWorld if you care about marine conservation”, 08 December, 2017, Aeon: Muka - Stop boycotting SeaWorld if you care about marine conservation
  7. M M Owen, “Freud in the scanner”, 07 December, 2017, Aeon: Owen - Freud in the scanner
  8. Iason Athanasiadis, “Everyone in the world should be taxed on their energy footprint”, 06 December, 2017, Aeon: Athanasiadis - Everyone in the world should be taxed on their energy footprint
  9. Lary Wallace, “Touching the sky”, 06 December, 2017, Aeon: Wallace - Touching the sky
  10. Julia Christensen, Guido Giglioni & Manos Tsakiris, “‘Let the soul dangle’: how mind-wandering spurs creativity”, 05 December, 2017, Aeon: Christensen - ‘Let the soul dangle’: how mind-wandering spurs creativity
  11. André Spicer, “How to fight work bullshit (and keep your job and your dignity)”, 04 December, 2017, Aeon: Spicer - How to fight work bullshit
  12. Erik Linstrum, “The empire dreamt back”, 04 December, 2017, Aeon: Linstrum - The empire dreamt back
  13. Tomas Engelthaler & Thomas T. Hills, “Porridge is funnier than oatmeal, and booby is funnier still”, 28 November, 2017, Aeon: Engelthaler - Porridge is funnier than oatmeal, and booby is funnier still
  14. Jens Jakob Andersen, “Why marathon runners in the United States are getting slower”, 21 November, 2017, Aeon: Andersen - Why marathon runners in the United States are getting slower
  15. Philip Mirowski, “Against citizen science”, 20 November, 2017, Aeon: Mirowski - Against citizen science
  16. Massimo Pigliucci, “When I help you, I also help myself: on being a cosmopolitan”, 17 November, 2017, Aeon: Pigliucci - When I help you, I also help myself
  17. Guy D. Middleton, “Do civilisations collapse?”, 16 November, 2017, Aeon: Middleton - Do civilisations collapse?
  18. Pavlo Shopin, “Rough, smooth or deep: why the sound of a voice is multisensory”, 15 November, 2017, Aeon: Shopin - Rough, smooth or deep: why the sound of a voice is multisensory
  19. Julian Strube, “How socialism helped to seed the landscape of modern religion”, 14 November, 2017, Aeon: Strube - How socialism helped to seed the landscape of modern religion
  20. Kimberley Brownlee, “Stop labelling people who commit crimes ‘criminals’”, 10 November, 2017, Aeon: Brownlee - Stop labelling people who commit crimes ‘criminals’
  21. David Sbarra, “Psychology’s power tools”, 09 November, 2017, Aeon: Sbarra - Psychology’s power tools
  22. Wendy Orent, “When evolution is not a slow dance but a fast race to survive”, 08 November, 2017, Aeon: Orent - When evolution is not a slow dance but a fast race to survive
  23. Benjamin C. Waterhouse, “The small business myth”, 08 November, 2017, Aeon: Waterhouse - The small business myth
  24. Mark Kukis, “War once helped build nations, now it destroys them”, 07 November, 2017, Aeon: Kukis - War once helped build nations, now it destroys them
  25. Marc A Edwards & Siddhartha Roy, “Science is broken”, 07 November, 2017, Aeon: Roy - Science is broken
  26. Scott Atran, “Alt-Right or jihad?”, 06 November, 2017, Aeon: Atran - Alt-Right or jihad?
  27. Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, “Music is not for ears”, 02 November, 2017, Aeon: Margulis - Music is not for ears
  28. Jeremy Adelman, “Why the idea that the world is in terminal decline is so dangerous”, 01 November, 2017, Aeon: Adelman - Why the idea that the world is in terminal decline is so dangerous
  29. Bryan W Van Norden, “Western philosophy is racist”, 31 October, 2017, Aeon: Van Norden - Western philosophy is racist
  30. Chris Barker, “Should life in jail be worse than outside, on principle?”, 31 October, 2017, Aeon: Barker - Should life in jail be worse than outside, on principle?
  31. James McConnachie, “Be amazed”, 30 October, 2017, Aeon: McConnachie - Be amazed
  32. Tonja Jacobi & Dylan Schweers, “How men continue to interrupt even the most powerful women”, 26 May, 2017, Aeon: Jacobi - How men continue to interrupt even the most powerful women
  33. Vicki Larson, “Marriage should not come with any social benefits or privileges”, 16 May, 2017, Aeon: Larson - Marriage should not come with any social benefits or privileges
  34. Skye C Cleary, “Simone de Beauvoir’s political philosophy resonates today”, 10 March, 2017, Aeon: Cleary - Simone de Beauvoir’s political philosophy resonates today
  35. Joel Mokyr, “How Europe became so rich”, 15 February, 2017, Aeon: Mokyr - How Europe became so rich
  36. Richard W Orange, “Latte pappas”, 18 January, 2017, Aeon: Orange - Latte pappas
  37. David Farrier, “Deep time’s uncanny future is full of ghostly human traces”, 31 October, 2016, Aeon: Farrier - Deep time’s uncanny future is full of ghostly human traces
  38. Joyce E Chaplin, “The hand-held’s tale”, 16 October, 2015, Aeon: Chaplin - The hand-held’s tale
  39. Ted Scheinman, “What lies beneath”, 28 July, 2015, Aeon: Scheinman - What lies beneath
  40. Stewart Brand, “Rethinking extinction”, 21 April, 2015, Aeon: Brand - Rethinking extinction
  41. Dimitris Xygalatas, “Trial by fire”, 19 September, 2014, Aeon: Xygalatas - Trial by fire
  42. D. Watkins, “Stoop stories”, 26 June, 2014, Aeon: Watkins - Stoop stories
  43. Sarah Scoles, “Galactic position system”, 20 May, 2014, Aeon: Scoles - Galactic position system
  44. Thomas Wells, “Votes for the future”, 08 May, 2014, Aeon: Wells - Votes for the future
  45. Peter Whiteley, “The fire burns yet”, 25 November, 2013, Aeon: Whiteley - The fire burns yet
  46. Tim Parks, “Inner peace”, 26 July, 2013, Aeon: Parks - Inner peace
  47. Julian Baggini, “I still love Kierkegaard”, 06 May, 2013, Aeon: Baggini - I still love Kierkegaard
  48. Helen Macdonald, “Nest of spies”, 26 February, 2013, Aeon: Macdonald - Nest of spies
  49. John Quiggin, “This world is enough”, 15 January, 2013, Aeon: Quiggin - This world is enough
  50. Stephen J Pyne, “The ice inferno”, 11 January, 2013, Aeon: Pyne - The ice inferno



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