In a really over-blown, over-the-top effort to prove to the world they are legitimate, and quite possibly to themselves, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was held last night in Washington…without the President in attendance. 515 more words
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Solomon Wiener, Columbia University
In his Truth and Method, Hans-Georg Gadamer develops his account of hermeneutics in contrast with two competing theories. These approaches posit that a text has a fixed, original meaning, and they attempt to establish objective interpretive methods in discerning the original meaning of a text. 1,928 more words
One of the most prevalent biases that affects our behavior is the availability bias. As Kahneman explains it, “the world in our heads is not a precise replica of reality; our expectations about the frequency of events are distorted by the prevalence and emotional intensity of the messages to which we are exposed.” It basically says that if something can be recalled, it must be important enough to be considered for decision making. 231 more words
The TED Talk I am reviewing can be watched here.
A brief introduction:
Certain arguments in Myer’s Ted Talk are lacking and approached incorrectly. Although she did make some strong points later on, how she presents some points at the start of the video is contradictive to the purpose of the talk. 154 more words