You Can Vote for Me in the 3 Quarks Daily Philosophy Prize 2012
I'm happy to report that my post on the moral significance of sex workers and people with disabilities has made it into the nominees for the 3 Quarks Daily Philosophy Prize 2012. While I want to urge you to vote for my post - obviously, I'm not going to pretend otherwise - I also think you should read my fellow nominees' excellent posts and vote accordingly.
You can vote by clicking here [I'm the 6th from the top]. And please do share, even if you didn't vote for me. 3 Quarks Daily is not only an important website, but was one that gave me a starting platform. They're a great aggregate site, produce original, award-winning content and are endorsed by numerous brilliant thinkers.
My top 3 particular picks from the nominees from what I've read include:
1. The Philosopher's Beard - Democracy is not a truth machine [link] (He still writes my favourite original ethics and public philosophy blog)
2. FauxPhilNews - Kripke resigns as report alleges that he faked results of thought experiments [link]
3. Words, Ideas and Things - The Heterosexual Redefinition of Marriage [link]
Happy reading and voting. Please share the links above to 3QD.
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- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
The real Game of Thrones might be who best leverages the hit HBO show to shape political narratives.
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren argues that Game of Thrones is primarily about women in her review of the wildly popular HBO show.
- Warren also touches on other parallels between the show and our modern world, such as inequality, political favoritism of the elite, and the dire impact of different leadership styles on the lives of the people.
- Her review serves as another example of using Game of Thrones as a political analogy and a tool for framing political narratives.
A new study shows that some men's reaction to sex is not what you'd expect, resulting in a condition previously observed in women.
- Climate change is no longer a financial problem, just a political one.
- Mitigating climate change by decarbonizing our economy would add trillions of dollars in new investments.
- Public attitudes toward climate change have shifted steadily in favor of action. Now it's up to elected leaders.
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