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parrhesia 198 HN points 27 Apr 22
Aella is a Bay Area rationalist-adjacent writer known for writing controversial Twitter polls and investigating issues related to sex and sexuality. She recently published a thought-provoking article entitled “What A Woman Is,” in which she discusses issues related to gender identity. The article begins with a discussion of language, following in the same vein as Eliezer Yudkowsky’s “
parrhesia 98 HN points 01 Apr 22
For those unfamiliar, street epistemology is a conversational method of calmly examining an interlocutor’s claims through the socratic method as opposed to contesting the evidence. Practitioners, called street epistemologists, take care to avoid being argumentative, insulting or condescending in any way. The goal is to make people think. This method originated in a book by grievance study hoaxer and former Portland State professor
parrhesia 0 HN points 05 Mar 22
My favorite philosopher Michael Huemer has an interesting article entitled “Existence if Evidence of Immortality” arguing for reincarnation which I discussed previously on this blog in a post entitled “The Bayesian Case for Reincarnation.” The argument, as summarized in a blog post from Huemer, is:
parrhesia 0 HN points 22 Mar 22
I. Common-Sense vs. Intuition vs. Peer-Cultivation Holden Karnofsky, a co-founder of GiveWell and co-CEO of Open Philanthropy, recently wrote an article on his blog Cold Takes entitled “Future-proof ethics,” which kicks off a series of blog posts on ethical theories that are “ahead of the curve.” The article begins with a quote from philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah from an article entitled “
parrhesia 0 HN points 08 Apr 22
If you want to have a productive philosophical conversation, you need to be willing to entertain hypothetical scenarios.
parrhesia 0 HN points 29 Jan 22
I am going to start doing a links post toward the end of the month. It’s just going to be a collection of things that I find interesting. Let me know if you like it. Thanks for reading Parrhesia’s Newsletter! For curated newsletters, you can check out
parrhesia 0 HN points 28 Feb 22
I am going to start doing a links post toward the end of the month. It’s just going to be a collection of things that I find interesting. Your mileage may vary. Let me know if you like it. Thanks for reading Parrhesia’s Newsletter! For curated newsletters, you can check out