“The Believing Brain: Ghosts, God and Politics” – Michael SHERMER

Michael Shermer, Ph.D., publisher of Skeptic magazine, speaker at the Reason Rally, Washington, D.C., lectures about skepticism and conspiracy theory. This lecture comes from Shermer's class, "How to Think Like a Scientist Without Being a Geek." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SujNne9ZJow Shermer is a professor at Chapman University and at Claremont Graduate University. Video produced by Panther Productions.

When Language Is Used to Deceive You: How Doublespeak Distorts Reality and Corrupts Thought (1989)

Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., "downsizing" for layoffs and "servicing the target" for bombing), in which case it is primarily meant to make the truth sound more palatable. It may also refer to intentional ambiguity in language or… Continue lendo When Language Is Used to Deceive You: How Doublespeak Distorts Reality and Corrupts Thought (1989)

“Decoding Putin’s Speeches: The Three Ideological Lines of Russia’s Military Intervention in Ukraine” – Marlene LARUELLE; Ivan GREK

RUSSIA MATTERS, Belfer Center, Kennedy School for Science and International Affairs, Harvard, 25 February 2022 Russia’s strategic concerns regarding the post-Cold War European security architecture, as expressed in the two treaty drafts published by Moscow in December 2021, may be seen as legitimate, or at least deserving to be heard and taken seriously. The new lines of… Continue lendo “Decoding Putin’s Speeches: The Three Ideological Lines of Russia’s Military Intervention in Ukraine” – Marlene LARUELLE; Ivan GREK

“Sofística, performance, performativo” – Barbara CASSIN

ANAIS DE FILOSOFIA CLÁSSICA, vol. 3 nº 6, 2009 / tradução publicada em vol. 10 nº 20, 2016 RESUMO: “Como fazer coisas com palavras”, pergunta Austin. De certa forma, a sofística ou o discurso sofístico é o paradigma de um discurso que faz coisas com palavras. Não se trata, certamente, de uma simples ação “retórica”… Continue lendo “Sofística, performance, performativo” – Barbara CASSIN

Barbara Cassin : une heure en tête-à-tête avec la philosophe | Télérama

Depuis 2012, la rédaction de Télérama organise, à Paris, au Théâtre du Rond Point, Télérama Dialogue, une joyeuse journée de palabres et émulation intellectuelle avec 36 artistes, comédiens, penseurs, écrivains, musiciens et autres créateurs ravis d'y rencontrer nos lecteurs. Pour l'édition 2018, vous étiez plus de 7000 à venir rencontrer Jean Dujardin, Léa Salamé, Amélie… Continue lendo Barbara Cassin : une heure en tête-à-tête avec la philosophe | Télérama

Barbara Cassin: « Il faut au moins deux langues pour savoir qu’on en parle une » – entretien avec Fabienne Durand-Bogaert

GENESIS – Manuscrits – Recherche – Invention, 38 | 2014 Mots-clés : traduction, traducteur, langue, entretien, traduire, Europe, dictionnaire, philosophie, vocabulaire, édition Fabienne Durand-Bogaert – J’aimerais que vous retraciez pour les lecteurs de notre revue la genèse de cette entreprise du Vocabulaire européen des philosophies1. Pourriez-vous décrire le cheminement de la réflexion qui vous a menée… Continue lendo Barbara Cassin: « Il faut au moins deux langues pour savoir qu’on en parle une » – entretien avec Fabienne Durand-Bogaert

Barbara Cassin et la performativité du langage | France Culture

"Quand dire c'est vraiment faire" Barbara Cassin est philosophe et philologue, spécialiste en rhétorique et sophistique grecques, et académicienne. Son nouvel essai Quand dire, c'est vraiment faire ouvre une nouvelle réflexion sur la dimension performative du langage à l’ère de la post-vérité. Elle en parle à la Grande table. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUyWiyTs0fQ Gorgias, qui vient après Parménide,… Continue lendo Barbara Cassin et la performativité du langage | France Culture

“The Contingency of Selfhood” – Richard RORTY

As I was starting to write on the topic of this chapter, I came across a poem by Philip Larkin which helped me pin down what I wanted to say. Here is the last part of it: And dace you have walked the length of your mind, what You command is as clear as a… Continue lendo “The Contingency of Selfhood” – Richard RORTY

O neopragmatismo de Rorty – Inês Lacerda ARAÚJO

"Para Rorty, a linguagem é contingente. Apenas as linguagens podem ser verdadeiras, e elas são obra nossa; ao formular frases verdadeiras, fabricamos verdades. A linguagem não expressa entidades não-lingüísticas, nem representa fatos. Rorty diz “deixar de lado a idéia de linguagens como representações e ser profundamente wittgensteiniano em nossa abordagem da linguagem seria desdivinizar o… Continue lendo O neopragmatismo de Rorty – Inês Lacerda ARAÚJO

Tédio como vazio de significado pessoal – Lars SVENDSEN

Beckett escolheu a distorção, isto é, a arte. A antítese que ele propõe entre isolamento honesto e sociabilidade desonesta e a inevitável falta de comunicação que resulta de ambas pode servir como definição de toda a sua obra. Como ele também diz: "Estamos sós. Não podemos conhecer e não podemos ser conhecidos." Todo gesto extrovertido… Continue lendo Tédio como vazio de significado pessoal – Lars SVENDSEN