Images and infographics reposted from the web and having to do with philosophy.
An infographic on piracy's impact on the music industry. Very relevant, as piracy has become a fact of life for most internet users, an official party in over 50 countries, and the source of one of the richest discussions on intellectual property rights, perhaps along with the patenting of genes.
Ever notice how arguments go in circles sometimes? Or that when you hear an argument, you know you've devised a rebuttal before but can't think of it this time, and try another? Or how many people use the same arguments as each other? What better way to illustrate this than through an argument map, which can show the alternance of propositions of each opposing position throughout a discussion that could go along any of several possible discussion paths. Take a look: this one is on gay marriage.
E-learning is a very interesting learning environment, when used appropriately. Philosophy has always been disadvantaged by the expensive learning environments of universities: ideas are free and easy to distribute and don't warrant someone to pay a lot of money to get access to them.
I've recently heard that SCRM (Social Community Relation Managers) or other Social Media jobs are the second most highly mentioned job positions mentioned for a next hire. After accountants. There is no diploma system for social media. This is an excellent place for philosophers to compete. I don't know if there are deep philosophical truths connected to this infographic or not, however.
Although Peta's tone is usually provocative, while I'm more conversative (wink to Mad Gab Gabacho Aubry), this infographic does have a very interesting property, of inventorying the three main arguments for vegetarianism: ethics, environment, and health. But it's sadly more of an info-dump than an argument per se.
The history of Science Fiction. One of the most impressive, underviewed infographics I've stumbled on. It's mega-sized and detailed. I won't go into the details of defending science fiction's contribution to philosophy, but I'll find more food for thought in any science fiction novel than in all the thought experiments written out by professional philosophers.
These are funny t-shirt comparative tables, much like the variations on shit happens, that use a recurrent trope with minute variations to illustrate how much POV, worldview or over-arching philosophies affect our interpretations of simple observations or facts. That, and they're funny.
informationisbeau... This classic infographic shows our modern democratic societies' ideas being shaped along a left-right divide that we are taught to identify with. We usually do. Yet the left-right divide is not a rigorous philosophical concept but a rough common-sense view of things, amalgamating various positions and values on opposing sides of a false dichotomy. We should learn to consider the other POVs worth and accord less importance to the left-right split.
geniscarreras.com Philosophy Posters of his philographics project (the explanation of philosophy through simple design). Not all are equally clear, but they certainly constitute as a whole a valuable enterprise. This is more of a design project than a philosophy project. Most design programs include exercises in which students must transmit emotional or conceptual content through simple abstract shapes. Still, it could certainly accompany philosophy manuals for introductory courses.