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Installing Visual Studio Code (VSCode) on Manjaro linux

Installing Visual Studio Code (VSCode) on Manjaro linux

Install from AUR (Method # 1) 1- Acquire build files from Arch Linux user repository. $ curl -L -O https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/snapshot/visual-studio-code-bin.tar.gz 2- Extract the downloaded package $ tar -xvf visual-studio-code-bin.tar.gz 3- Change directory to the extracted package $ cd visual-studio-code-bin 4- Build and install the package $ makepkg -si   Install using Yaourt (Method # 2) It…

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Noteworthy Articles on Philosophy of Mind

Noteworthy Articles on Philosophy of Mind

Here I am putting together a list of articles / resources on ‘Philosophy of Mind’ which I found worth reading: Title Minding Matter Subtitle The closer you look, the more the materialist position in physics appears to rest on shaky metaphysical ground. Author Adam Frank (Professor of Astronomy at the University of Rochester in New…

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MOOC Review: The Biology of Consciousness by Christof Koch

MOOC Review: The Biology of Consciousness by Christof Koch

Consciousness is one of the top puzzles of modern science and philosophy. Everything we study in science is objective and has physical properties, but consciousness seems to be an exception. It is subjective, it feels like something to be conscious. Each conscious agent has private, privileged access to his own inner experience which is not available…

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Connecting Hyper-V Virtual Machine to Wireless network and Internet on Windows 10

Connecting Hyper-V Virtual Machine to Wireless network and Internet on Windows 10

Connecting Hyper-V virtual machines to the wireless network adapter can be a painful experience. I was wondering why it is so hard and poorly documented. As explained here, probably the reason is that the product is primarily targeted for servers where we always have wired networks. To connect the VM to the wireless network, we…

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Review: Nietzsche and the Postmodern Condition by Rick Roderick

Review: Nietzsche and the Postmodern Condition by Rick Roderick

Rick Roderick in his overbearing sarcastic style thrashes popular culture and modernity with the aid of Nietzsche’s writings. He describes Nietzsche as a ‘Master of Suspicion’, a phrase taken from Paul Ricœur. Nietzsche’s definition of truth, the coin worn out by constant use losing its real value and leaving just the metal behind, is epitomical…

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Review: ​ Philosophy and Human Values by Rick Roderick

Review: ​ Philosophy and Human Values by Rick Roderick

The series of lectures is a passionate critique of modern mass culture with frequent references to contemporary politics and Hollywood films. Blade Runner, 1982 science fiction, get mentioned quite a few times in particular. Do not expect a systematic, structured exposition of the topic, rather it’s an engaging series of lectures, more concerned with making…

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Completed ‘Søren Kierkegaard – Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity’ from Coursera

Completed ‘Søren Kierkegaard – Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity’ from Coursera

Completed ‘Søren Kierkegaard – Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity‘ course taught by Associate Professor Jon Stewart from University of Copenhagen. The course is offered through Coursera platform and ran for 8 weeks from 6st October 2014 through 1st December 2014. Course consisted of weekly reading assignments from the works of Kierkegaard, followed by video lectures where Professor Jon provided…

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What did Kierkegaard learn from his study of Socrates? Why is this connection between Socrates and Kierkegaard still relevant in the world today?

What did Kierkegaard learn from his study of Socrates? Why is this connection between Socrates and Kierkegaard still relevant in the world today?

I wrote the following piece as part of an assignment for online course on Kierkegaard from Coursera. ….. Kierkegaard believes from his study that Socrates has a distinct methodology for teaching his audiences through his dialogues. This method of Socrates has a profound wisdom where it focuses on preparing his interlocutor for accepting and realizing…

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Reading eBooks – Finding the right reader

Reading eBooks – Finding the right reader

Over the years, I have started doing more and more of my reading on electronic devices. In the PC era, Adobe PDF was the format of choice for delivering and reading e-books. But with the variety of devices and form factors in use now, there has been a shift towards ePub and mobi formats. These…

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Took ‘A Brief History of Humankind’ from Coursera

Took ‘A Brief History of Humankind’ from Coursera

Completed ‘A Brief History of Humankind’ course taught by Mr. Yuval Noah Harari from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The course is offered through Coursera platform. It is a big history course, giving bird eye view of evolution of humankind from hunter-gathers to present day knowledge workers. The course analyzes long periods of time and is…

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