2. What does Plato say lies beneath all perfection and beauty?
3. Why does Plato say he's always written "with the greatest misgivings"?
4. What was the subject of Plato's first search?
5. What renders an ethical decision non-arbitrary, according to Plato?
6. Who were the two guys in togas on the Googlers' t-shirts?
- Do you think we adequately understand the Internet and our relationship to it?
- Was there ever a time in your life when you didn't "google" information? How else do you get answers to your questions?
- In what circumstances is it rude or socially unacceptable to look at screens when in the presence of peers?
- Is philosophy "just one more subject to take in college - or not..." ? 87
- What's the most useful information you've ever found on the Internet?
- Do you think "crowdsourcing" is a good way to learn? Are individuals better or worse judges of the quality of their own lives?
- What's the difference between information, knowledge, and wisdom? 100
- Is it "only superior reason that can get a person out of the cave"? 102
- Should we give more weight to the estimation of people who think their own lives are satisfactory, and who are judged by others as living well? 107
- Why did it take (most) humans so long to realize that slavery is wrong?
A wider variety of news sources was supposed to be the bulwark of a rational age. Instead, we are roiled by biases, gorging on what confirms our ideas and shunning what does not.