2019-03Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
How to Handle Humility? Audaciously: A Response to Mark Tschaepe

Abstract

We address Mark Tschaepe’s response to Tibor Solymosi, in which Tschaepe argues that neuropragmatism needs to be coupled with humility in order to redress “dopamine democracy,” Tschaepe’s term for our contemporary situation of smartphone addiction that undermines democracy. We reject Tschaepe’s distinction between humility and fallibility, arguing that audacious fallibility is all we need. We take the opportunity presented by Tschaepe’s constructive criticism of neuropragmatism to reassert some central themes of neuropragmatism. We close with discussion of Bywater’s method of apprenticeship, as an imaginative education for creative democracy, thereby rejecting Tschaepe’s claim that neuropragmatism lacks a pedagogical method.

Keywords

neuropragmatism, dopamine democracy, digital devices, social media, information and news, education

How to cite

Solymosi, Tibor, and Bill Bywater. “How to Handle Humility? Audaciously: A Response to Mark Tschaepe.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 3, no. 3(9) (2019): 145-159. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2019.0035.

Author

Tibor Solymosi
Westminster College
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9393-116X

Bill Bywater
Allegheny College
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9301-107X

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