Articles from Sophist In Training
**This was originally posted within a Facebook group, I apologise for the poor wording.
Many of you would have read today about Charlotte Dawson’s hospitalisation following some pretty horrible harassment on Twitter. Threats, insults and mockery seem to be a large part of online discourse, and have on many occasions posed questions as to whether new law should come to force hosting websites to reveal the identity of on
I come from a generation that greatly admires the idea of a 1960s “sexual revolution” – an era supposedly marked by increased freedoms in sexual pleasure by throwing off authoritarian cultural, legal and biological (If you think of the pill) constraints. This is often viewed as a progression from frigid, repressed individuals into free thinking, self aware pleasure seekers.
An interesting interview with Martha Nussbaum on religious tolerance. One part in particular struck me – a discussion of ‘public emotions’ as necessary for liberal society: