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The Owl and the Duck: On Failures of Vigilance

by Ron Sadan What makes people more vigilant about false information? For philosophers and cognitive psychologists, the term “epistemic vigilance” describes a set of “methods people routinely use…to filter out liars and the uninformed” (Michaelson 214). But where do these routines come from? It would be a mistake to simply…

The Owl and the Duck: On Failures of Vigilance

by Ron Sadan What makes people more vigilant about false information? For philosophers and cognitive psychologists, the term “epistemic vigilance” describes a set of “methods people routinely use…to filter out liars and the uninformed” (Michaelson 214). But where do these routines come from? It would be a mistake to simply…

InSight: Making a Case for Self-Vigilance?

von Loredana Filip Figure 1. The importance of vision. Source: Pixabay. Insight – in sight – inner sight. When something is in sight, it is visible to the eyes. ‘Inner sight’ entails the use of imagination, having a vision in the mind. Used frequently in everyday language, the word insight…

What Is Political About Political Attention? Report on the Workshop “The Politics of Attention” (University of Fribourg, June 30th – July 1st, 2021)

Guest article by Eraldo Souza dos Santos Attention has been a subject of philosophical interest for a long time. In contrast to the ever-growing literature on the epistemology and the ethics of attention, much less has been said, however, about its political aspects. Can a political community or a political…

Be(come) Awake, Alert, Vigilant: The Verb „Ḫarādu“ in the Neo-Assyrian Empire

by Poppy Tushingham This contribution to the blog series “Vigipedia” concerns the Akkadian verb ḫarādu, which may be defined as ‘to be(come) awake’ but also as ‘to be(come) alert, vigilant’, and its derived adjective ḫardu and abstract noun ḫarduttu. At the same time, this entry also aims to encourage people…

When Did You Realize You’re White?

by Catherine Whittaker with contributions from Christiane Brenner, Eveline Dürr, Hannah Michel and Brendan Röder Black Lives Matter protests in San Diego, California, 8/8/2020. Photo: Catherine Whittaker. When was the first time you became aware of your Whiteness? In light of the recent Black Lives Matter protests around the globe,…
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