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What We’re Reading: August 6, 2015

By The Prindle Institute for Ethics
6 Aug 2015
Image created from a photograph by Conner Gordon

So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What? (Codeswitch)
by Maanvi Singh
“You’re probably at least a little bit racist and sexist and homophobic. Most of us are. Before you get all indignant, try taking one of the popular implicit-association tests.”

Google refuses French order to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ globally (Reuters)
by Julia Fioretti
“Google Inc is refusing to bow to an order from the French privacy watchdog to scrub search results worldwide when users invoke their ‘right to be forgotten’ online, it said on Thursday, exposing itself to possible fines.”

Do We Cheapen Philosophy When We Use It as Therapy? (Chronicle of Higher Education)
by Tom Stern
“You can do whatever you want in life — take inspiration from The Smurfs, for all I care — but I’m here to teach you how to read a philosopher, slowly and carefully, which is not an easy thing to do. If you want to be inspired by Nietzsche, you have to read him precisely, to make sure that it is Nietzsche who inspires you, not a preconception or a misappropriation or a scholarly reading, mine or anybody else’s, which is vulnerable to the interpreter’s peculiar agenda or the fashions of the hour.”

The Long History of Political Idiocy (New York Times)
by Joanne B. Freeman
“We are currently enjoying a master class in the art of political stupidity.”

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