PHILOSOPHY

  1. EDITOR'S PICK
  2. PHILOSOPHY
  3. POLITICS
  4. SOCIOLOGY
Seventy-five years ago, in August 1946, George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” was published in the United States. It was a huge success, with over a half-million copies sold in its first year. “Animal Farm” was followed three years later by an even bigger success: Orwell’s dystopian novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.”  In the years since, Orwell’s writing has left […]
  1. PHILOSOPHY
Philosophers have historically treated the problem of knowledge as establishing the conditions for personal “justified true belief” in the presence of philosophical skepticism and relativism. Epistemologists since Plato‘s Theatetus have developed a bewildering number of theories of knowledge.  Second only to Kant ‘s “scandal” that philosophers cannot logically prove the existence of the external world, it is scandalous that professional philosophers are […]

Recently Published

The Singapore police are to deploy two robots, named Xavier, on the streets of the city-state, intended to detect what they consider “undesirable behavior”, such as smoking in non permitted areas, street vending, or violation of pandemic-related restrictions on gathering or movement. The robots will report any infractions to officers at a central control. The deployment, still in […]

Top Picks

In “The Variant,” an episode from the Disney+ hit streaming show “Loki,” it’s tough to miss the barrage of product placements, with fast-paced action and dialogue taking place in front of Charmin toilet paper, Dove soap and Arm & Hammer deodorant. At one point, Loki barrels down an aisle with vacuum cleaners and fights off […]

Trending

I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

Login

Welcome to Empirics

We are glad you have decided to join our mission of gathering the collective knowledge of Asia!
Join Empirics