‘They cannot change me’

This video is a nice commentary on beauty expectations for women in the entertainment industry. From Jezebel:

Here’s a striking video from Hungarian singer Boggie, in which her moving image is being retouched and “corrected” throughout the entire video. Directed by Nándor Lőrincz and Bálint Nagy, the three-minute video shows Boggie’s transformating from a lovely woman in dim lighting to a lovely, flawlessly made-up woman who has, judging by her glowing surroundings, been abducted by aliens and forced to sing for them.


Eight men talk about cognition

Dates: 25-29 June 2014
Theme: Cognition and Action
Location: Kraków, Poland
Submission deadline: 31 January 2014

The Jagiellonian-Rutgers Conference in Cognitive Science
Invited Speakers:

from United States:
– Ernest Lepore, Rutgers
– Alan Leslie, Rutgers
– Thomas Papathomas, Rutgers
– Matthew Stone, Rutgers

from Poland:
– Józef Bremer, Jagiellonian
– Grzegorz J. Nalepa, Jagiellonian
– Edward Nęcka, Jagiellonian
– Marcin Szwed , Jagiellonian

This post is part of the Gendered Conference Campaign.

Anscombe and Geach

Eric Schliesser has written on his new blog about the lack balance in talking about the achievements of couples, with reference to the Telegraph’s obituary of Geach. He points out that the writer assumes with worrying ease that Anscombe’s work owed to Geach, and suggests that maybe that isn’t true.

Of course, there is a sense in which most of us owe a lot to our partners in terms of support, help, ideas. And equally our partners owe much to us. But as Schliesser points out, maybe Geach wasn’t in fact the best possible philosophical partner for Anscombe, and certainly, as he also points out, he did not enrich her work in the way that Wittgenstein did.

The post, is here.