Addressing the speciation mess: View species as models? | Uncommon Descent

The abstract of a new paper, “Species as Models” by Jun Otsuka of Kyoto University (PhilSci Archive, 2018): This paper argues that biological species should be construed as abstract models, rather than biological or even tangible entities. Various (phenetic, cladistic, biological etc.) species conce

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‘We Should Be Very Worried’: Philosopher Explains America’s History of ‘Fascist Politics’ — Up to and Including Trump | Alternet

Jason Stanley, a Yale professor of philosophy and the author of “How Facism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” is sounding the alarms about the disturbing trends in American political culture evident in the rise of President Donald Trump.Though many characterize warnings about Trump’s fascist tendencies to be overblown, Stanley makes a serious and compelling argument that the dangers of fascism in America are not that distant and can easily come roaring back.

Source: ‘We Should Be Very Worried’: Philosopher Explains America’s History of ‘Fascist Politics’ — Up to and Including Trump | Alternet

In ‘Historic Moment’ for Climate Action, Wales Pledges to Leave Its Remaining Coal in the Ground

“More countries must rapidly follow the path of Wales in leaving fossil fuels in the ground and transitioning to renewables.”

Source: In ‘Historic Moment’ for Climate Action, Wales Pledges to Leave Its Remaining Coal in the Ground

Red Forty-eight Group (R48G): The logic of (r)evolution…

Alexanderplatz Berlin 1848

The logic of (r)evolution…
February 2nd, 2018

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The+Crisis+of+Modernity_ver6.pdf:
https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf
We have made a number of dialectical feints back and forth between evolutionary and revolutionary perspectives but overall our task here seems to be advocating from the sidelines the discipline of truly revolutionary activism. The sidelines is not really OK, but it is still something. It could be cowardly, but maybe not.
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