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  1.  4
    Whittington, Keith E. Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech. [REVIEW]Gordon Alley-Young - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):216-218.
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    Ethics in Internet.Pontifical Council for Social Communication - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):179-192.
    Today, the earth is an interconnected globe humming with electronic transmissions-a chattering planet nestled in the provident silence of space. The ethical question is whether this is contributing to authentic human development and helping individuals and peoples to be true to their transcendent destiny. The new media are powerful tools for education, cultural enrichment, commercial activity, political participation, intercultural dialogue and understanding. They also can serve the cause of religion. Yet the new information technology needs to be informed and guided (...)
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    Kurt Gödel’s Religious Worldview.Miloš Dokulil - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):95-118.
    Kurt Gödel is well-known as a first-class logician-mathematician, but less well for his proof of God. Godel's Incompleteness Theorems proved that all formal axiomatic systems have inherent limitations. He created also “Gödel numbering,” a special code for writing mathematical formulae. His proof of God was presented logically on the basis of modal axioms. Gödel was sure of God’s personal influence and believed in eternal life of the human soul. He was more than only a “Baptized Lutheran” whose belief was “theistic.” (...)
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    Sabella, Jeremy L. An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story. [REVIEW]David Grandy - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):212-213.
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    Taming the Digital Behemoth.Oskar Gruenwald - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):1-16.
    This essay explores the digital challenge, how to humanize technology, and the need to rethink the digital-human divide. This is imperative in view of superintelligent Al, which may escape human control. The information age poses quandaries regarding the uses and abuses of technology. A major critique concerns the commercial design of digital technologies that engenders compulsive behavior. All technologies affect humans in a reciprocal way. The new digital technologies-from smartphones to the Internet—where humans are tethered to machines, can impair our (...)
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    The Paradox of Kurt Gödel: A Response.Daniel W. Hollis - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):119-136.
    Miloš Dokulil’s dissection of Kurt Godel’s religious worldview generates questions among his conclusions. In part, the reader’s understanding is challenged by the turgid translation from the Czech language. Yet, the meaning still can be extricated. Because Gödel’s ontological argument for God’s existence was not published in his lifetime, there is doubt that he was satisfied by its method. Truly, since virtually all of Gödel’s writings on philosophy were unpublished, his rational Platonism leaves considerable room for speculation concerning his metaphysical system. (...)
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    Campbell, Bradley & Jason Manning. The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces and the New Culture Wars. [REVIEW]Mark T. Johnson - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):196-198.
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    Eagleman, David & Anthony Brandt. The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World. [REVIEW]J. Scott Lee - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):198-200.
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    The Virtues of Leonhard Euler.Bruce N. Lundberg - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):58-80.
    This essay explores ethical foundations for meeting the digital challenge via a case study of the work, life, and virtues of the greatest mathematician and natural scientist of the eighteenth century, Leonhard Euler. By biography and history one can learn of the gifts of human strength, practices, good will, dependence on others, and friendships which made possible Euler’s own astonishing corpus of work and that of many other scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and technologists. Digital technology results from a combination of science, (...)
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    Houston, James M. & Jens Zimmerman, Eds. Sources of the Christian Self: A Cultural History of Christian Identity. [REVIEW]Robert M. McDonald - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):205-207.
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    The Challenge of Distance Learning.Michael E. Meagher - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):137-152.
    This essay explores the sudden shift from residential higher education to remote learning in the United States, a consequence of the novel coronavirus. It is a personal account of experiences as a professor at a Midwestern university. Many instructors had no training in online teaching. For university faculty, Covid-19 meant having to transform courses from in-person instruction to a remote platform practically overnight. Among the student comments I received were that I managed the online transition well. Over the next academic (...)
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    Gregg, Samuel. Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization. [REVIEW]Monica D. Merutiu - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):202-205.
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    Wilson, Robin. Meeting the Challenge of Cultural Diversity in Europe: Moving Beyond the Crisis. [REVIEW]Rocco Mimmo - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):218-220.
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    Gottlieb, Lori. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist and Our Lives Revealed. [REVIEW]Pamela W. Proietti - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):200-202.
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    Shagan, Ethan H. The Birth of Modem Belief: Faith and Judgment From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. [REVIEW]John Rziha - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):214-215.
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    Legutko, Ryszard. The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies. [REVIEW]D. Eric Schansberg - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):207-209.
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    Merit, Academic Freedom, Scholarship and Culture.George A. Seaver - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):153-178.
    Affirmative action and the decline of merit-based admissions was the beginning of the decline at Harvard University, as it was at most universities. This essay seeks to determine what has happened to the rest of academic first principles as a result, to academic freedom, scholarship, and student/faculty culture. To determine this progression requires decades of observation. The results of this investigation between 1969 and 2019 is that all of these university functions, in succession, were severely compromised, and that the token (...)
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    Isaac Asimov’s Rules for Humans.Corine S. Sutherland - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):39-57.
    With the varied learning formats found in education, one constant that has remained is keeping the students on an honest path regarding how they obtain their degrees. This essay probes how students have developed creative cheating styles to coincide with the advancement in technology. The core of the issue is student integrity, and one way to address it is on the very ground of the problem. Along with the creativity of technology and the ability to cheat, Isaac Asimov’s “Rules for (...)
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    “Useless Class” or Uniquely Human?Daniel Topf - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):17-38.
    This essay explores recent developments surrounding the Fourth Industrial Revolution, particularly as they relate to the challenge of technological unemployment. In an age of advanced robotics and artificial intelligence, so warns the philosopher-historian Yuval Noah Harari, ordinary people may become unemployable, unable to contribute to society, and therefore be declared a “useless class.” In contrast to such a dystopian view, futurists like Ray Kurzweil and Nick Bostrom envision a digital utopia, while more realistic optimists emphasize that Al will ultimately create (...)
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    Brennan, Jason & Phillip Magness. Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Moral Mess of Higher Education. [REVIEW]Steven Yates - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):193-195.
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    The Challenges of Digital Technologies for Nigeria.Martin N. Yina - 2020 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 32 (1-2):81-94.
    The world is saturated with information and communication technologies that have changed the way people work and connect to one another. These technologies play a great role in people’s interactions, their pursuit of education, and certain careers in life. For some scholars in the developed world, the era of the digital revolution is over; it is now the post-digital era. However, fora developing country like Nigeria, though digitalization is seen as a necessity, there are still many challenges hindering its progress. (...)
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