Thinking Out Aloud

Blog URL:http://lorenzo-thinkingoutaloud.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:books, history, medieval, analysing bigotry, sexuality, economics, religion, philosophy, public policy
Country:Australia
State/Province:Victoria
Location:Melbourne

A blog of book reviews, occasional film reviews and posts on matters of interest



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Typically, the child-rearing not done by parents is done by peers.Source.Fatherhood, being (unlike biological paternity) a socially-constructed relationship of social identity, provision, care and attention, varies much more across (and within) cultu...

Good versus evil is not a universal religious or moral framingI have a wide range of interests, many of them historical. One of the YouYube channels I have watched regularly is Dr Jackson Crawford’s channel on old Norse culture: serious scholarship...

Ideologies come and go. It is the social dynamics that matter.Source:In one of his fun and informed alternative history videos, the operator of the Whatifalthist YouTube channel makes the point that Communism was good for the US, because it hobbled t...

Afghan women in different decadesSource:I was reading a book, a good book, on the application of ordinary language philosophy to literary theory (yes, I am that nerdy) and I came across the following passage:I have (of course) nothing against the fun...

Israel-Palestine is the third rail of online commentary. It brings out all the crazies. Nevertheless, it is worth noting an overlooked structural feature that explains so much.That structural feature is quite simple: Western and Muslim states pay the...

Source.One of the fundamental, persistent, claims of wisdom traditions is that to be wise one must seek to not deceive oneself. That unsparing knowledge of oneself is a key element in wisdom.We live in societies of ever-expanding evolutionary novelty...

Source.The Silence of the Lambs is almost 30 years old. But it is one of those classic films that has entered the general culture so that people who weren’t alive when the film came out can recognise classic lines or moments from the film.Who does...