Newsletter 213


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[1]What Is A Good Life?
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/dKb4Vk

Ronald Dworkin | NYRB | 20 January 2011

Big question. Highly readable attempt to answer it by pre-eminent legal
  philosopher. Requires reconciling morals (how we should treat others) with
  ethics (how we should live ourselves). And making room for spontaneity,
  risk-taking

[2]In Defence Of The Sporting Spirit
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/gfz5qf

Steve Reynolds | Football Ramble | 19 January 2011

Orwell was wrong. Sport isn't war minus the shooting. Any true fan knows
  it's an artistic enterprise. The appeal is trans-tribal, the appeal of
  excellence. To appreciate sport is to appreciate drama, tragedy, farce,
  beauty

[3]History Is On The Side Of Democracy
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      3. http://b.rw/gkC1hY

Philip Stephens | FT | 20 January 2011

Nation-building fiascos in Iraq and Afghanistan, rise of authoritarian
  China, led West to lose confidence in universality of democratic values.
  Take heart from Tunisia. People everywhere want democracy, even if their
  leaders don't

[4]Apple, With Or Without Steve Jobs
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/g9qM2W

Brad Stone & Peter Burrows | Business Week | 19 January 2011

Company has plenty of growth baked in, even ex-Jobs. Strong product
  pipeline, first-class executives: Cook, Ive, Schiller, Forstall. But they're
  all specialists. What's missing is a generalist with vision. Unless Cook
  steps up
  [5]View full selection
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Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Evgeny Morozov on =PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/evgeny-morozov-on-philosophy-technology

Leading technology commentator discusses the relationship between technology
  and  authoritarianism  -  and  argues that "philosophers of technology
  completely missed the train on the internet" [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/evgeny-morozov-on-philosophy-technology

Topic

[8]Popular Science
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      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Black holes, DIY bio-engineering, aliens and more. Interviews and articles
  from many of the biggest names in Science. No prior knowledge necessary
  [9]Continue reading…
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      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Book of the Day

[10]Technics and Civilization
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/technics-and-civilization-by-lewis-mumford

-by Lewis Mumford - It was a very important book, because it started this
  debate about the effect technologies have on societies from a political
  viewpoint: whether they actually enable certain political forces to take
  greater control over individuals. It was particularly important given the
  fact that it was written in the 1930s, with the rise of Nazism in Europe. I
  think many of the debates we’re having now – about, for example, is the
  internet changing our brains? – all essentially go back to some of those
  criticisms by Mumford.

[11]More recommendations…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

[12]pradselvan liberalism  after behavioral economics - will davies is
  essential as
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  recommended #browsings…
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      15. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#liberalism
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