The Danger of ‘American Exceptionalism’ The siren call of American exceptionalism ends up encouraging only demagoguery.
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Michael Lynch, professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, has been awarded a $5.75 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for The Public Discourse Project: Balancing Humility and Conviction in Public Life, an interdisciplinary research and engagement project. Historian Brendan Kane is the co-principal investigator on the grant. It is the single-largest grant ever awarded by Templeton, and quite possibly the largest research grant ever awarded in the humanities.
March 11, 2016
It’s cute when each also-ran GOP candidate hands out their official endorsement, as if they dropped out of the race because they were TOO popular and successful.
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Michael Lynch, professor of philosophy and director of the humanities at the University of Connecticut, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times that caught our eye, on traditional media’s fade as trusted source of news for the average voter and it’s replacement by Google searches.
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“The Internet is the best fact-checker and the best bias-confirmer ever invented,” says Michael Lynch, professor of philosophy at University of Connecticut and author of the new book The Internet of Us. “It’s both things at once.”
The Open Mind
The New York Times
Googling Is Believing: Trumping the Informed Citizen
by Michael P. Lynch
In the 8th episode of NEOHUMAN, Agah Bahari is chatting with professor Michael Lynch. They talk about wide range of subjects, including Michael’s new book:The Internet of Us, technology, politics, social media, Extended Mind hypothesis, ethics and morality in Artificial Intelligence, social bots, philosophy, and Google Knowing.
TechRepublic talks to philosopher Michael P. Lynch about how our overreliance on 'Google-knowing' has implications for the way we think and the information we trust.
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