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January 29 2020

Subdued recognition in Japan for Sugihara Chiune on 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

As a diplomat in Lithuania in 1940, Sugihara issued 6,000 visas for Jews looking to flee to the Americas via Japan.

Africa's creative industries get a half-billion-dollar boost by big banks

“Because of underinvestment in the creative and cultural industries, Africa is largely absent in the global market of ideas, values and aesthetics," said Benedict Oramah, president of Afreximbank.

Is Trump's Middle East peace plan a one-state solution?

The long-awaited peace deal was announced on Tuesday amid silence and shock from the Middle East.

BÜCHERSCHAU DES TAGES: Werther der Fjorde

Die FR kurvt beklommen mit Bov Bjergs Vater-Sohn-Gespann "Serpentinen" entlang. Die FAZ versteckt sich mit Christian Ahnsehls Stasi-Thriller "Der Ofensetzer" in konspirativen Wohnungen. Die NZZ lässt sich von Jan Erik Volde lyrische Leckerbissen aus Norwegen servieren. Die SZ erkundet mit Agnar Mykle derweil das puritanische Norwegen der Dreißiger. Die taz empfiehlt Hannah Arendts "Wir Juden" mit teils bisher unveröffentlichten Texten. Und der Dlf lauscht mit Philipp Stadelmaier zwei Frauen in einem Paris Bad.

IM KINO: Sinn gefunden

Der österreichische Bauer Franz Jägerstätter bezahlte seinen Mut zur Freiheit unter den Nazis mit dem Leben. Terrence Malick setzt ihm mit "Ein verborgenes Leben" ein Denkmal. Greta Gerwigs "Little Women" erzählt vor historischem Setting moderne Emanzipationsgeschichte. Und spendiert seiner Heldin die Flucht aus ihrem literarisch verbürgten Schicksal. Von Janis El-Bira, Nikolaus Perneczky.

9PUNKT - DIE DEBATTENRUNDSCHAU: Ganz viele inkrementelle Fortschritte

In der SZ fordert Jan Philipp Reemtsma von Demokratie in erster Linie einen sicheren Boden. In der NZZ fragt Sarah Pines: Wie steht es eigentlich mit der Unschuldsvermutung bei Harvey Weinstein? Der Tagesspiegel bestreitet, dass der muslimische Antisemitismus so virulent sei, und wenn, dann liegt es an der Islamfeindlichkeit. In der Republik lernt Mely Kiyak von Lukas Bärfuss einiges über die CDU. geschichtedergegenwart.ch führt ein in die Ideologie der "Hindutva".

EFEU - DIE KULTURRUNDSCHAU: Der Ausnahmezustand ist Alltag

Die Auswahl zum Berliner Theatertreffen steht, und die Kritiker reiben sich die Augen: Sechzig Prozent Frauen gehen nicht zu Lasten der Qualität! Die FAZ erlebt in Santiago de Chile, wie mit der "Flauta Mágica" Fassaden zum Einstürzen gebracht werden.  Die NZZ erkundet im Museum Rietberg die Kluft zwischen Kunst und Magie des Kongo. Hyperallergic meldet: Man kann geraubte Kunst auch von sich aus zurückgeben, ganz ohne Regierungsauftrag. Tagesspiegel und Filmbulletin gewahren echte Gottestreue in Terrence Malicks Film "Ein verborgenes Leben".

Nigeria’s border closure puts a dent in intra-regional trade optimism

Closing Nigeria's land borders to solve the recurrence of smuggling will have a negative economic effect on Nigeria and puts a damper on Africa's much-anticipated intra-regional trade investment agreement.

As candidates run for mayor of Bangladeshi capital, environmental promises undermined by plastic laminated campaign posters

City Corporation elections will be held in Dhaka on February 1, 2020. Netizens are concerned about the use of laminated posters in the election campaign which poses a threat to the environment.

Confirmation

[Revised entry by Vincenzo Crupi on January 28, 2020. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Human cognition and behavior heavily relies on the notion that evidence (data, premises) can affect the credibility of hypotheses (theories, conclusions). This general idea seems to underlie sound and effective inferential practices in all sorts of domains, from everyday reasoning up to the frontiers of science. Yet it is also clear that, even with extensive and truthful evidence available, drawing a mistaken conclusion is more than a mere possibility. For painfully tangible examples, one only has to consider missed medical diagnoses...

Margaret Fell

[Revised entry by Jacqueline Broad on January 29, 2020. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] On the strength of her 1666 pamphlet, Womens Speaking Justified, the Quaker writer Margaret Fell has been hailed as a feminist pioneer. In this short tract, Fell puts forward several arguments in favour of women's preaching. She asserts the spiritual equality of the sexes, she appeals to female exempla in the Bible, and she reinterprets key scriptural passages that appear to endorse women's subordination to men. Some scholars, however,...

January 28 2020

Ep. 557: Red Dwarfs: Friend or Foe

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Sentence Connectives in Formal Logic

[Revised entry by Lloyd Humberstone on January 28, 2020. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Natural language sentence-linking words (like "and", "or") have traditionally had aspects of their use simulated by corresponding connectives in various systems of formal logic. (In fact we use the word "connective" more generously, so that there don't have to be two or more sentences linked, allowing us to consider the analogues of words like "not" and "necessarily" as connectives too.) Among the questions this enterprise has raised are the following....

From Cox's Bazar to Yangon, poets show solidarity with Rohingya minority in Myanmar

"Myanmar’s oppression dispersed our ethnic minorities, now our poetries bring us together."
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