Embracing the Messiness of “Conviction” Past and Present, by way of Nietzsche and Jastrow

After playing with the google auto-completions in April, I repeated the exercise in early September. Any differences? Indeed: among the choices displayed is now “conviction is more dangerous.” Apparently, Friedrich Nietzsche’s aphorism, “Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies,” received some online attention over the summer, and we are invited to grapple with … Continue reading Embracing the Messiness of “Conviction” Past and Present, by way of Nietzsche and Jastrow

Conviction as Conundrum: Determining some Interdisciplinary Tethers for the Study of Moral, Personal, and Cultural Conviction

In a recent article in The New Yorker about the social media platform Reddit, “Antisocial Media,” Andrew Marantz confronts his readers with a number of questions central to the much-politicized presence of social media platforms in our daily lives: “Is it possible to facilitate a space for open dialogue without also facilitating hoaxes, harassment, and … Continue reading Conviction as Conundrum: Determining some Interdisciplinary Tethers for the Study of Moral, Personal, and Cultural Conviction