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- Hume’s criticism of the design argument
- Another resource for Fallacies of Reasoning
- Biased sample? Circular reasoning?
- Science and Conspiracy
- The Limits of Imagination
- What use Philosophy?
- Truth Puzzles booklet
- Can We Choose To Believe Something?
- Honesty and Charity in Arguments
- A Useful Introduction to Critical Thinking Skills
- Whose brain is it? Consciousness, free will and the brain.
- The Tale of the Slave
- 10 Philosophical Principles
- The Fallacy of Deepest Offence
- Conditional Happiness
- Jean-Paul Sartre's notion of Bad Faith
- Censorship cartoon I
- Basic Truth Table Posters
- The Limits of Imagination
- Natural Deduction booklet (deductive logic)
- Philosophy in Schools -Philosopher's Zone interview
- Plato - The Republic
- Burka ban a headache for a liberal society
- Where life imitates sport
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Author Archives: Peter Ellerton
Hume-Dialogues - Jeff Speaks
A useful resource produced by NASA debunking claims that the moon landings were faked. Debunking moon landing conspiracies
A useful teaching resource in deductive logic. Booklet of logic puzzles. Truth Puzzles
From NYTimes - By GARY GUTTING, The Stone Link - As a philosophy professor, I spend much of my time thinking about the arguments put forward by professional philosophers. As a citizen (and an occasional columnist for The Stone), I also spend lots of … Continue reading
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Another analogy brought to you by Dilbert.
If ‘I’ change ‘my’ mind? Then where do ‘I’ fit in? Download Video or MP3
Robert Nozick’s dangerous question. Download Video or MP3
From John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, Aristotle’s ‘mean’ philosophy to the principle of charity, here are the greatest principles of philosophy By JULIAN BAGGINI, Editor of The Philosopher’s Magazine 1. THE HARM PRINCIPLE by JOHN STUART MILL, 1806-1873 Whenever legislation is … Continue reading
Are all ideas equal? Not in the classroom By Peter Ellerton, University of Queensland There is a widespread belief amongst teachers that it is part of their duty of care, even a defining aspect of their professionalism, that all views … Continue reading
Data on the performance of Philosophy graduates. Click to enlarge. More info here. Note that the philosophy students perform outstandingly well in verbal and writing skills and are the best of the non-quatitative areas in quantitative reasoning.
A lovely job from http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ please visit the site for interactive presentation.
The truth, the whole truth and … wait, how many truths are there? Calling something a “scientific truth” is a double-edged sword. On the one hand it carries a kind of epistemic (how we know) credibility, a quality assurance that a … Continue reading
Sam Harris on TED
Listen and learn: the language of science and scepticism Peter Ellerton Making sure what’s intended is what’s heard can be more difficult than it seems. Melvin Gaal (mindsharing.eu) As scientists, one of our responsibilities should be to promote clarity. A lot … Continue reading