Shakshuka, Mental States, and Iron Maiden
by Daniel A. Kaufman
The flagship feminist philosophy journal, Hypatia, still reeling from the scandal involving its treatment of Rebecca Tuvel, finds itself humiliated once again, this time by a Sokal-style hoax.
For those who need a refresher on the Tuvel affair:
Rare, amazing footage of Iron Maiden from their New Wave of British Heavy Metal days. (The band, since changing singers in 1983, developed into a power/progressive metal outfit.)
Terrific debate between Peter Hitchens and his brother, the late Christopher Hitchens, on Peter’s 1999 book, The Abolition of Britain (which I strongly recommend).
A delicious recipe for Shakshuka.
Hilary Putnam’s foundational paper on Functionalism in the philosophy of mind, “The Nature of Mental States,” published in Mind, Language, and Reality (Cambridge University Press, 1975). (I just finished teaching it in my Philosophy of Psychology course.)
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