Thomas Sheehan (Stanford): What, After All, Was Heidegger About? Taylor Carman (Barnard): Things Fall Apart: Heidegger on the Constancy and Finality of Death. The king is dead: Gregory Fried on Heidegger’s Black Notebooks/Schwarze Hefte Vols. 94-96 (and more by Peter Gordon at NYRB; and more and more at LARB). The introduction to Heidegger and the Media by David J. Gunkel and Paul Taylor. What Heidegger was hiding: Gregory Fried reviews Heidegger und der Mythos der judischen Weltverschworung (Heidegger and the Myth of the Jewish World Conspiracy) by Peter Trawny. Roger Berkowitz on how to read a “politically charged sentence” and the debate surrounding Heidegger's politics. Erin Carlisle (Flinders): How Did She Forgive Heidegger? Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Forgiveness. Eric Levi Jacobson (Roehampton): Why did Hannah Arendt Reject the Partition of Palestine? Ozer Baris Tuncel (ITU) Bodies as Political Weapons: Suicide Bombings and Hannah Arendt; and Hannah Arendt’s Understanding of Truth, Judgment and Politics. Rosalyn Diprose (UNSW) and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek (SUNY-Buffalo): Time for Beginners: Natality, Biopolitics, and Political Theology. Adriel Trott (Wabash): Nature, Action and Politics: An Arendtian Aristotle Against Arendt's Aristotle. Aaron Schutz (Wisconsin): Becoming Public Citizens: Hannah Arendt and the Tensions of Democracy. Shmuel Lederman (Haifa): Agonism and Deliberation in Arendt. From Logos, Philip Green on reflections on Arendt. From the inaugural issue of European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, Peter Baehr (Lingan): The Informers: Hannah Arendt's Appraisal of Whittaker Chambers and the Ex-Communists. Rafael Rojas on when Fidel Castro and Hannah Arendt met at Princeton.

Tahereh Alavi Hojjat (DeSales): The Economic Analysis of Obesity. Bernardo Bortolotti and Veljko Fotak (Bocconi): The Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Definition, Organization, and Governance. Cynthia Lee (GWU): (E)Racing Trayvon Martin. Martina Kitzmueller (New Mexico): Are You Recording This? Enforcement of Police Videotaping. An interview with Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles, authors of Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System. From LARB, David A. Bell on The New Republic. Beijing's move to bail out Russia, on top of its recent aid for Venezuela and Argentina, signals the death of the post-war Bretton Woods world. S.E. Smith on why we still don't have the technology to find missing airplanes. Is the most powerful conservative in America losing his edge? Erick Erickson built his career on stoking populist rage — but now the man who steers the Tea Party says conservative anger has grown toxic and self-defeating. Bernie Sanders for president? Why not try a real socialist for a change. A scandal’s long shadow: Football’s back, but the valley isn’t happy — Penn Staters still seethe over Paterno’s treatment. The 15 ailments of the Vatican Curia, according to Pope Francis. Have human rights treaties failed? Kenneth Roth and Eric Posner debate. What is Paul Krugman afraid of? Ezra Klein investigates. Laurie Penny on nerd entitlement: White male nerds need to recognise that other people had traumatic upbringings, too — and that's different from structural oppression. Denmark has presented a claim to the UN, arguing that the area surrounding the North Pole is connected to the continental shelf of Greenland, a Danish autonomous territory.

Ryan Calo (Washington): The Case for a Federal Robotics Commission. David J. Gunkel (NIU): Apocalypse Not, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Machine. What it will take for computers to be conscious: Christof Koch, the world’s best-known consciousness researcher, says machines could one day become self-aware. Samuel A. Alexander on a machine that knows its own code. Can a robot learn right from wrong? Attempts to imbue robots, self-driving cars and military machines with a sense of ethics reveal just how hard this is. Matthew Parris on how artificial intelligence is going to make us doubt the real thing. Is artificial intelligence a threat? Angela Chen wants to know. Stephen Hawking has warned that artificial intelligence “could outsmart us all” and is calling for humans to establish colonies on other planets to avoid ultimately a “near-certainty” of technological catastrophe. Fear artificial stupidity, not artificial intelligence: Stephen Hawking thinks computers may surpass human intelligence and take over the world — we won't ever be silicon slaves, insists an AI expert. Jaron Lanier on the myth of AI. Computers, they’re just like us: Plenty of companies are feeding data to computers in the hopes of replicating human behavior, but how close can machines truly get if all they have to work on is the information we offer? As robots grow smarter, American workers struggle to keep up. Can workplace robots get along with the humans they’re replacing? Why robots could be awesome whistleblowers: Workers don't want to be replaced by algorithms or machines — but when it comes to the risky act of exposing corporate wrongdoing, perhaps they could be our friends. Robots are our saviours, not the enemy: The alternative is a world in which wages fall and prices rise, writes Peter Thiel. We’re failing to prepare our kids for the impending robot takeover​ — here’s what we should teach them.