Kwame Anthony Appiah and others on hierarchy

The entire article is very good. Apart from their civic importance, hierarchies can be surprisingly benign in life more broadly. Hierarchy is oppressive when it is reduced to a simple power over others. But there are also forms of hierarchy that involve power with, not over. Daoism characterises this kind of power effectively in the […]

Edward Tufte keynote: “The Future of Data Analysis”

Edward Tufte keynote: “The Future of Data Analysis” The presentation starts at 2:30. The news article is here Bulletpoint take-aways from the end of the presentation: Numbers on the screen are representations of the real world. Look at the real world, not just representations. Walk around what you want to learn about. In doing creative […]