Global Philosophy

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    A Holistic Approach to Macro-Ethics of Technology: A Contribution to Mitcham’s Big Idea.Mohammad Sobhan Jalilian, Mahdi Fatehrad & Javad Akbari Takhtameshlou - 2024 - Global Philosophy 34 (2):1-22.
    Carl Mitcham has recently pointed out that the current approach to the ethics of technology has failed to solve large-scale socio-ethical challenges in the technological world, such as climate change. He then suggests that, in the face of an iceberg of issues regarding technological development, philosophers should recognize the intellectual heritage of the classical philosophers of technology to better deal with the escalating crises that threaten humankind. While Mitcham’s proposal is inspiring, there are several lacunae in his work. In this (...)
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    Tense in Mathematical English.Matthew Inglis & Jacob Strauss - 2024 - Global Philosophy 34 (1):1-4.
    Many authors have commented on the relative frequency of the present tense—and the relative infrequency of the past tense—in mathematical writing. However, none (to our knowledge) have provided an estimate for the size of this effect or explored how universal it is. In this short note we report an analysis of corpora of mathematical and day-to-day English. We conclude that the present-to-past ratio of tenses is at least 3:1 in mathematical English, compared to approximately 5:7 in day-to-day English. Further, we (...)
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    Value Judgments in Mathematics: G. H. Hardy and the (Non-)seriousness of Mathematical Theorems.Simon Weisgerber - 2024 - Global Philosophy 34 (1):1-24.
    One of the general criteria G. H. Hardy identifies and discusses in his famous essay A Mathematician’s Apology (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1940) by which a mathematician’s patterns must be judged is seriousness. This article focuses on one of Hardy’s examples of a non-serious theorem, namely that 8712 and 9801 are the only numbers below 10000 which are integral multiples of their reversals, in the sense that 8712 = 4·2178, and 9801 = 9·1089. In the context of a discussion of (...)
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