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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
- It's all About Perception
- Failing the Turing Test
- Documenting the media migration to separate corners
- Harvard Justice Series: The Moral Side of Murder
- Victorian Philosophy Syllabus
- Scientific Theory vs Scientific Law
- Ability to Think Scientifically Declines as Kids Grow Up
- Philosophy in Senior Schools
- A Mini Guide to Critical Thinking
- Philosophy of Mind essay topic
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Category Archives: Critical Thinking
Hume-Dialogues - Jeff Speaks
A useful resource produced by NASA debunking claims that the moon landings were faked. Debunking moon landing conspiracies
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.
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.
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
No one likes to change their mind, not even on climate People put up all kinds of psychological barriers to changing their minds. Thomas Galvez Last night’s ABC documentary I Can Change Your Mind About Climate was about two people — … Continue reading
Another legend from Dilbert.
Are you looking to see why teaching philosophy is important? Another great article from NYTimes The Stone Almost every article that appears in The Stone provokes some comments from readers challenging the very idea that philosophy has anything relevant to … Continue reading
Stradivarius Fails Sound Test Versus Newbie Violins Download pdf (from sciam) Can you tell the difference between modern violins and antiques crafted by Italian masters? Don’t feel too bad – expert players can’t do it either. In a double-blind test, 21 experienced … Continue reading
Another classic from Dilbert See also Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
The coherency theory of truth
Stephan Millett & Alan Tapper Centre for Applied Ethics and Philosophy, Curtin University If you need to show why doing collaborative philosophical inquiry, or just philosophy, in schools is important, this is a good place to start. … Continue reading