Recent Blog Posts

  • David Canter rues the way psychologists and other social scientists too often emasculate important questions by forcing them into the straitjacket of limited scientific methods. The post How Social Science […]
  • David Canter considers the daily reminders of details of our actions that have been caused by criminality. The post The Long Arm of Criminality appeared first on Social Science Space.
  • David Canter considers the psychological and organizational challenges to making military decisions in a war. The post The Fog of War appeared first on Social Science Space.
  • David Canter reviews his experience of filling in automated forms online for the same thing but getting very different answers, revealing the value systems built into these supposedly neutral processes. […]
  • David Canter is horrified by the power of readily available large language technology. The post Did Turing Miss the Point? Should He Have Thought of the Limerick Test? appeared first […]
  • Our long-time blogger David Canter considers what he has learned while completing his PhD in music composition. He spent a lifetime as a social scientist, requiring every argument to be […]
  • David Canter considers whether ‘all-purpose’ police forces a no longer fit for purpose. The post Do We Need the Police? appeared first on Social Science Space.
  • David Canter considers some implications of ChatGPT and what it tells us about real intelligence, general, artificial or otherwise. The post The Trouble with Bootlaces: Treading on Artificial and General […]
  • David Canter considers the strange phenomena of Russians believing Putin’s propaganda. The post When Ignorance is Reassuring appeared first on Social Science Space.
  • David Canter considers the sorts of psychological processes that may be shaping Vladimir Putin’s actions. The post How Does Putin Think? appeared first on Social Science Space.