Weekend Reading List

Uber's very long list of woes and why philosophers won't give you a straight answer about truth: what to read this weekend

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Ruth Asawa with hanging sculpture, 1952. Courtesy: © 2017 Imogen Cunningham Trust/  Estate of Ruth Asawa / David Zwirner, New York/London; photograph: Imogen Cunningham

Ruth Asawa with hanging sculpture, 1952. Courtesy: © 2017 Imogen Cunningham Trust/  Estate of Ruth Asawa / David Zwirner, New York/London; photograph: Imogen Cunningham

With Uber stripped of its license to operate in London due to its lack of corporate responsibility, here's a timeline of the company's (many) problems over the years.

Over on the New York Review of Books site, a glimpse at the fascinating life of sculptor Ruth Asawa who has a current show at David Zwirner gallery in New York.

The Guardian are running an extract from World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer, where he argues that Facebook is eroding freewill.

With a number of recent translations of his work into English this year, the LARB provides an introduction to the thinking of Korean-born, German-based philosopher Byung-Chul Han.

Sticking with philosophy: in our post-truth age, Julian Baggini explains why philosophers won't give you a straight answer about truth.

When Kim Jong-un calls you mentally deranged you know you're in trouble. Here on frieze.com Ronald Jones asks whether Trump’s madness is all just an act.
 
And finally, is it Kiev or Kyiv?

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