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Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804) – Critique of Pure Reason

A text file of the complete work. Save and open in Word or click on the link and search for particular passages in the page displayed. Kant-Critique-of-Pure-Reason

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Brain science and the search for the self

Nice little overview of how the whole thing started. From New Scientist magazine. Philosophy of mind, consciousness, self. 20 March 2009 by A C Grayling AFTER John Locke published his Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1690, he sent copies to various … Continue reading

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Aristotle’s Ethics

This episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast focuses on Aristotle’s Ethics. In conversation with Nigel Warburton, Terence Irwin of Oxford University explains the key features of this influential work. Terence Irwin (mp3)

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BadArguments.org

A place where you can practice your argument analysis – simple and effective. http://www.badarguments.org/ba/

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International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge essay titles

From the ‘UK’s largest coursework library’ apparently… http://pactiss.org/resources/web-links/international-baccalaureate-theory-of-knowledge-essay-titles

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Allegory of Everything

All philosophical quandaries expressed neatly in one cartoon!

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Evidence for consciousness being a brain-wide activity

Electrodes implanted in the brains of people with epilepsy might have resolved an ancient question about consciousness. Philosophy of mind, consciousness. From New Scientist magazine. ‘Consciousness signature’ discovered spanning the brain 00:00 17 March 2009 by Anil Ananthaswamy For similar stories, … Continue reading

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Humbug! The skeptic’s fieldguide to spotting fallacies in thinking

This is the eBook edition of a text on fallacies. http://www.scribd.com/doc/8009498/HUMBUG-eBook-by-Jef-Clark-and-Theo-Clark (Uploaded by Theo Clark.)

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Peter Singer Full Text Articles (Ethics)

A clearing house provided by Singer which contains full-text versions of articles written by him on a wide variety of topics pertaining to ethics. A useful resource if you’d like your students to engage first-hand with the writings of one … Continue reading

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Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions motion, speech, self-awareness shut down one by one. An astonishing story. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html (Uploaded by David Shapland.)

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Skeptics on Skeptical Thinking – ABC’s All In the Mind Transcript And mp3

Nobody likes being told their most cherished beliefs are based on myth and misconception. But the global skeptics movement does just that. In the classroom and beyond, All in the Mind excavates the nature of the skeptical enquiry with magician … Continue reading

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Vilayanur Ramachandran: A journey to the center of your mind

Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/vilayanur_ramachandran_on_your_mind.html (Uploaded by David Shapland.)

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Australasian Association of Philosophy

AAP is the professional organization for academic philosphers in Australia, NZ and Singapore. The site contains information on up-coming philosophy related events, links to philosophy departments in Australasian universities, and through the ‘resources’ link, contains among other items a terrific … Continue reading

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Theory of Knowledge Web Site

A great resources covering all the basics. See also philosophyofreligion.info and philosophyofmind.info. http://www.theoryofknowledge.info/  

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Failing the Turing Test

Another brilliant Dilbert. Philosophy of mind.  

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Cognitive Bias in Reasoning

A list of topics from Wikipedia – visit there by clicking on the links – well worth the effort. Decision-making and behavioral biases Many of these biases are studied for how they affect belief formation, business decisions, and scientific research. … Continue reading

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Documenting the media migration to separate corners

How like attracts like – seeking out our opinions that agree with ours rather than seeking the truth. Confirmation bias. Sunday, April 27, 2008, 03:00 PM The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Slowly but surely, you and your television are making your way … Continue reading

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Heads I Win – A study of persitence of belief by Tim van Gelder

A great read on aspects of confirmation bias and the like. Critical thinking. HeadsIWin

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Dilbert Analogy Cartoon

Brilliant cartoon describing faulty analogies. Fallacies of Reasoning, inductive reasoning, induction.

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Did aversion to bitter tastes evolve into moral disgust?

People’s visceral reaction to incest or betrayal by others could stem from a natural aversion to potentially toxic foods. Moral Philosophy, ethics. Another revealing article from New Scientist magazine. 19:00 26 February 2009 by Ewen Callaway For similar stories, visit the The … Continue reading

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