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Sharing bullshit on social media

Sharing bullshit on social media

Posted on 2 May 2022 by

It’s another dull day of commuting to work, and you are waiting for the bus. Bored, you open your phone and start scrolling the all-too-familiar, endless cascade of mildly uninteresting […]

Normative Entanglement in Public Discourse (Part 2)

Normative Entanglement in Public Discourse (Part 2)

Posted on 19 April 2021 by

To read Part 1 of this series, click here. Let’s start simple. ‘I’m hurt.’ Taken by itself, this tiny phrase has an obvious meaning. Without any context, however, it is […]

Normative Entanglement in Public Discourse (Part 1)

Normative Entanglement in Public Discourse (Part 1)

Posted on 5 April 2021 by

In an episode of The West Wing, a comment is made to the press that the fictional US President, Josiah Bartlett, is not particularly fond of green beans. On the […]

Modeling Sex as a Joint Activity

Modeling Sex as a Joint Activity

Posted on 22 February 2021 by

There has been an ongoing philosophical discussion over the last three decades on consent and refusal of sex qua speech acts – that is, acts performed in the uttering of […]