Weekly Links June 1st-8th 2012

Listening for uncomfortable truths

http://www.stateofformation.org/2012/05/the-truth-so-help-us-god-6/

A good reminder to stay away from cultural elitism

http://www.stateofformation.org/2012/06/in-defense-of-snake-handling/

A strong critique of Western analytic philosophy (and other branches of academia that similarly prize one mode of thought above all others) and its tendency to devalue emotion and public perception in putting forward controversial arguments based solely on reason

http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2012/06/philosophical-shock-tactics-2/

A great look at what it feels like to end a year at Pardes

http://theseandthose.pardes.org/2012/06/08/this-isnt-goodbye-jerusalem-this-is-see-you-later/

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