The four women who upset philosophy

November 6, 2021 The women are up to something. By Benjamin Lipscomb. Oxford University Press; 326 pages; $ 27.95 and £ 20 “THERE HAS never been a woman who could do philosophy as she can. This is what Philippa Foot said of her friend, Elizabeth Anscombe, in a recommendation to …

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The PaSh project – Taking the Unix philosophy one step further

The PaSh project gives your POSIX script some superpowers using parallelization to speed up execution times. This leads to faster results for data scientists, engineers, biologists, economists, administrators and programmers. I remember the days when the saying was “Learn Perl so you don’t have to learn the Shell and its …

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Poverty reduction: Learning from the field

ZBYNEK BURIVAL-UNSPLASH “There are people in the world who are so hungry, that God can only appear to them in the form of bread. “- Mahatma Gandhi Ten years ago Indonesia was struggling with its biggest social assistance program. His Raskin program, Rice for the Poor, received $ 1.5 billion …

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