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To solve our post-truth problem, these TED speakers say we have to admit we don’t know everything.

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To solve our post-truth problem, these TED speakers say we have to admit we don’t know everything

Listen to: A New Post-Truth World?

Listen to: A New Post-Truth World?

New York Times: Fake News and the Internet Shell Game

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The Danger of ‘American Exceptionalism’  The siren call of American exceptionalism ends up encouraging only demagoguery.

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A new piece on arrogance and what "America First" really means,

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In “The Internet of Us,” Michael P. Lynch sees threats to our capacity to reason. Credit Illustration by Matthieu Bourel.

 

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After the Fact: In the history of truth, a new chapter begins.

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$5.75 Million for Philosopher-Led Interdisciplinary Project on Public Discourse

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.

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Gross Old Party

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.

Today on Stand Up!

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.

Missed the show? Catch it here.

 

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Trump’s Lies Undermine the Promise of the Internet

“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.”

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Michael Lynch, author of The Internet of Us, talks about informed citizenship in the age of Google.
Michael Lynch, author of The Internet of Us, talks about informed citizenship in the age of Google.

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Googling Is Believing: Trumping the Informed Citizen
by Michael P. Lynch

Neohuman-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.

 
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  We used to say "seeing is believing"; now googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world's information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers.

While a wealth of literature has been devoted to life with the Internet, The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data by Michael Patrick Lynch is the first book to take a look at the deep philosophicalimplications of this seismic shift have not been properly explored until now.

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How the internet promotes a 'new way of knowing,' according to philosopher Michael P. Lynch

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.

The Internet of us“The The Internet of Us:

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