MCSI Lecture: Shannon Spaulding: How We Understand Others

Mindreading is the ability to understand a person’s behavior in terms of the psychological states that caused that behavior. Spaulding argues that mindreading is central to our ability to understand and interact with others but that most contemporary views of mindreading vastly underrepresent the diversity and complexity of mindreading. She articulates a new theory of [Read More...]
December 5, 2018

MCSI Lecture: Siva Vaidhyanathan: “Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy”

iva VaidhyanathanIn Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It’s an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems.
September 17, 2018