Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All

Wednesday, June 06, 2018


Immersed in this week's summer teaching -- yesterday was devoted to Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" (among the richest ruminations on the idea that in a true democracy protest is patriotic) and a few chapters from Angela Davis righteous and transformative polemic Are Prisons Obsolete? Today we switch gears and talk about propositional analysis: enthymemes syllogisms, formal and informal fallacies. From yesterday's lively discussion we turn to something of an info-dump filled with Latin terms to spell and illustrative examples and exercises that are likely to feel confusing before they feel clear for many. Summer term is strange, it goes by so quickly, it goes by so slowly.

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