The Social Construction of Stories

I‘m interested in where these narratives come from, particularly those narratives that sometimes get in the way of us being happier. There’s been a lot of psychological research on how stories are helpful for us; for example, in the case of experiencing adversity or trauma. If we look for explanation and reason through narrative, it helps us cope with the adverse consequences.…

Against Persuasion | Boston Review

Everyone loves her own wisdom. What distinguishes the philosopher is loving the wisdom she doesn’t have. — Read on bostonreview.net/philosophy-religion/agnes-callard-against-persuasion

Why information is central to physics and the universe itself

The most important current topic in physics relates to a subject that hardly seems physical at all — information, which is central to thermodynamics and perhaps the universe itself. The “dataome” is the way human beings have been externalizing information about ourselves and the world since we first began making paintings on cave walls. — Read on bigthink.com/13-8/information-central-physics-universe

An Animated History of Writing: From Ancient Egypt to Modern Writing Systems

He would be a very simple person, and quite a stranger to the oracles of Thamus or Ammon, who should leave in writing or receive in writing any art under the idea that the written word would be intelligible or certain. — Socrates The transmission of truth was at one time a face-to-face business that took place directly between teacher and student.…