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Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, and a popular writer on linguistics and evolutionary psychology. Angela Tan interviews him about politics, language, death, and reasons to be optimistic.
[Issue 160: February/March 2024: Interview]

What’s Stopping Us Achieving Artificial General Intelligence?

A. Efimov, D. Dubrovsky, and F. Matveev explore how the development of AI is limited by the perceived need to understand language and be embodied.
[Issue 155: April/May 2023: AI & Mind]

In Praise of Aphorisms

Grahame Lockey writes pithy observations to make you think about pithy observations to make you think.
[Issue 153: December 2022 / January 2023: Creativity]

Saul Kripke (13th November 1940 - 15th September 2022)

Stefan Rinner tells us about Kripke’s theories and why they matter.
[Issue 153: December 2022 / January 2023: Obituary]

🤔 Emojivism 😀

Sally Latham introduces a moral theory for millennials.
[Issue 135: December 2019 / January 2020: Articles]


Christopher Carroll asks if communicating with aliens really would be possible.
[Issue 131: April/May 2019: Films]

Simon & Finn

by Melissa Felder
[Issue 130: February/March 2019: Cartoon]

Decoding Chomsky by Chris Knight

Peter Stone detects an attempted literary left-wing hatchet job (an ice-pick job?) on Noam Chomsky.
[Issue 127: August/September 2018: Books]

The Language Animal by Charles Taylor

Roger Caldwell looks at Charles Taylor’s views of language.
[Issue 125: April/May 2018: Books]

Beyond Bullshit: Donald Trump’s Philosophy of Language

Chris Gavaler and Nathaniel Goldberg analyze Trump’s mode of communication.
[Issue 121: August/September 2017: Articles]

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