Thought Experiments: When the Singularity is More Than a Literary Device An Interview with Futurist-Inventor Ray Kurzweil”Thought Experiments: When the Singularity is More Than a Literary Device An Interview with Futurist-Inventor Ray Kurzweil”
It’s not clear to me whether the Singularity is a technical belief system or a spiritual one
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22: Stuart Hall: Cultural Identity and Diaspora22: Stuart Hall: Cultural Identity and Diaspora
From J. Rutherford, ed., Identity: Community, culture, difference, Lawrence & Wishart: London, 1990, pp. 222-37
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What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
I trust, however, that mine will not be so considered. Should I seem at ease, my appearance would much misrepresent me. The little experience I have had in addressing public meetings, in country schoolhouses
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But themselves; the citizens of America are equal as fellow- citizens, and as joint tenants in the sovereigntyBut themselves; the citizens of America are equal as fellow- citizens, and as joint tenants in the sovereignty
England was never considered as absolute, as were lands in allodiun, but were subject to some superior on condition of rendering him services, and in which such superior had the ultimate ownership of the land
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The word freedom has different meanings to different people. Some people define freedom as the rights given by the governmentThe word freedom has different meanings to different people. Some people define freedom as the rights given by the government
This sense is not given or imposed but shared. Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker and Sarah Grimké were individuals that believed in equality, liberty and challenged the society
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An Anglosphere PrimerAn Anglosphere Primer
Thus persons or communities who happen to communicate or do business in English are not necessarily part of the Anglosphere, unless their cultural values have also been shaped by those values of the historical English-speaking civilization
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That government is best which governs leastThat government is best which governs least
Witness the present Mexican war, the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure
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Our Greatest Want: An Examination of the Rhetorical Tendencies Employed byOur Greatest Want: An Examination of the Rhetorical Tendencies Employed by
To Stephen North: for the careful readings, patience, and emoticon smiley faces that kept me motivated throughout this grueling process
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Should Semantics be deflated? [Typographical NoteShould Semantics be deflated? [Typographical Note
Typographical Note: In the following, double quotation marks function either as Quinean quasi-quotes or as quotation marks within quotation marks.]
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Enlightened despotsEnlightened despots
E clear indications that the field has now been opened wherein men may freely deal with these things and that the obstacles to general enlightenment or the release from self-imposed tutelage are gradually being reduced
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Group: Allison SchmittGroup: Allison Schmitt
For it is needful that between the extremes the means should be found, which is the true efficient cause, not so much extrinsic as even intrinsic, of all natural things
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The idea of an international order in the political thought of the abbe de mablyThe idea of an international order in the political thought of the abbe de mably
This meant that Mably did not subscribe to Rousseau’s slippery notion of perfectibility nor did he anticipate anything like Kant’s complicated argument about the character of human evil, and the way out
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