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  1. Jun 2021
  2. Nov 2020
    1. Many economists, including me, have excessively relied on altruism to tie together the interests of family members. Recognition of the connection between childhood experiences and future behavior re- duces the need to rely on altruism in families. But it does not return the analysis to a narrow focus on self-interest, for it partially replaces altruism by feelings of obligation, anger, and other attitudes usually neglected by models of rational behavior.

      Note how he sets up the refutation that altruism isn't all that binds a family.

    2. Unlike Marxian analysis, the economic approach I refer to does not assume that individuals are motivated solely by selfishness or ma- terial gain.

      Theories aren't based on Marxist selfish motivation for capitalistic gain.

    1. Hobbesian

      Remember: Thomas Hobbes Political philosopher: "we will better understand how individuals interact in groups if we understand how individuals work" - source: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hobbes/

      Also the naming of things as a way to describe the universe.



  3. Oct 2020
    1. w to have simul- taneously an account of radical historical contingency for all knowledge claims and knowing subjects, a critical practice for recognizing our own "semiotic technologies" for making meanings, and a no-nonsense commitment to faithful accounts of a "real" world, one that can be partially shared and that is friendly to earthwide projects of finite freedom, adequate material abun- dance, modest meaning in suffering, and limited hap

      Refuting Feminist Marxists

    2. iences. From this point of view, science -the real game in town - is rhetoric, a series of efforts to persuade relevant social actors that one's manufactured knowledge is a route to a desired form of very obje

      The concepts of objectivity are invented through rhetoric. (persuasive arguments)

    1. Also on theM. Sandoval, C. Fuchs/Telematics and Informatics 27 (2010) 141–150143

      Refutes that the Internet will democratize media. (also turned out to be incorrect by not considering other empirical evidence that should have been available to the others at the time) False.

    2. But at the same time with the internet another important problem foralternative media production becomes more evident: not every media content, which is produced and distributed receivespublic visibility and is consumed

      Criticizes and supports the criticism citing people who think the same. - of course, this argument turned out to be false and reflects the date of the thinkers (think blogs)

    3. a statement that does not reachthe masses is not a significant statement at all, only an individual outcry that remains unheard and hence ineffective.

      Refutes the idea that something of value is obtained when alt media remain entrenched in isolation from other alt media groups and social movements.

    4. Nevertheless we doubt that alternative media can effectively challenge corporate media power

      Participatory media won't cause the overthrow of mass media conglomerates.

    5. 3. A critique of the participatory media approach

      begins to refute the idea that participatory media has positive externalities for society.

    6. not only progressive social movements and left-wing political activist employ ‘‘participa-tory” production principles

      collective production isn't just the purview of progressives.



  4. Aug 2018
    1. The average area of individual teeth increases with warmer temperatures in both species (Tables 2 and 3); this is opposite to the site mean observations of Royer et al. (2005).
  5. Sep 2017
    1. Our results also discourage modelsof guidance by default that involve repulsive guidance cuesfrom non-target cells, which has been shown to play a signifi-cant role in neural path finding (Dodd and Schuchardt, 1995).

      Counter argument based on these results is uncertain.

  6. Sep 2016
    1. The NCAA may be worried about a so called “talent drain” from their sports. In the decade between 1995 and 2005, only 39 players went to the NBA from high school. That is an average of less than four players per year, and should not be considered a drain on the system.
    2. This logic is extremely flawed for many of the reasons discussed earlier. The athletes cannot get the same value out of the education because of the already intense time commitment to the sport that has given them the opportunity to be in school.
    3. While that may be what NCAA President Mark Emmert thinks still drives the association he runs, things have changed over the years. The ideals of amateurism and the capitalist benefits that the NCAA reels in annually do not mix and are in fact hypocritical.

      the rhetorician provides a counter-argument against the NCAA's amateur argument