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Monthly Archives : January 2017

The Real Lessons of 1984


Spoiler Alert:  I’m not going to recap the whole plot of 1984, but I’ll probably mention some key points. So if you’ve never read the book and plan to (which I highly recommend), it’s probably better not to read this until you’ve finished it. Suddenly, everyone is rediscovering Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984. Actually, it’s one of those books that’s invoked…

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Fake vs. Real: Who Decides?


The whole “fake news” issue is interesting on several levels. It’s obviously a polarizing issue, one that pits followers of the mainstream media against those who follow alternative or “conspiracy” media. However, it also brings up the deeper issue of epistemology, the branch of philosophy that asks “how do we know what we know? How do we know what’s true?”…

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