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- The power of categorical logic
- What exactly is the scientific method and why do so many people get it wrong?
- Paralympic athletes faster than olympic athletes — what does this tell us about difference?
- Logic: if + then = why? How can we understand the power of logic?
- How do we ensure we are exposed to new ideas? A parody with bite.
- A Life of Meaning (Reason Not Required) – What is the nature of our relationship with reason?
- Can you name this cognitive bias?
- By what measures can we value human life?
- Teaching philosophy improves standardised scores
- Are we in control of our own decisions?
- Neuroscience and education: myths and messages
- Free will is not as free as we think – and that’s ok.
- Where’s the Proof in Pseudoscience?
- Science in the lead?
- Plato and Aristotle from ‘The School of Athens’
- Teaching the nature of science (and keeping students engaged)
- The Socratic Method (M.M. McCABE)
- Pick your Cognitive Bias
- Don't Believe Everything That You Think
- Free Will and the Genome Project
- Obese Child Removed from Parent Care
- Kant and Respect
- Philosophical Zombies
- Theory of Knowledge - Sense Perception
- How to understand racism
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- What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech
- Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools?
- Was Bo Diddley a Buddha?
- Who Is the Victim in the Anna Stubblefield Case?
- Our Delight in Destruction
- Trump’s Method, Our Madness
- What Our Cells Teach Us About a ‘Natural’ Death
- If We Are Not Just Animals, What Are We?
- Our Forger in Chief
- Humans in Dark Times
- Wanted: Creativity and Empathy hubs
- Where are the female leaders?
- You can lead a horse to bitesize online content, but can you make it learn?
- Government digital strategy – more politics needed
- The Business of Nudging
- How Smart Citizens live
- Modern employment: legislating fast and slow
- Place-Based Leadership
- Let the Doers Act
- The power to communicate
- Conspiracy Theorists May Really Just Be Lonely
- How Gut Bacteria Tell Their Hosts What to Eat
- Cross-Cultural Evidence for the Genetics of Homosexuality
- Why Psychiatry Needs Neuroscience
- Killer Cats Bash Biodiversity
- Making Impossible Objects with Mirrors
- Autism's Drug Problem
- The Brain Can Distinguish between Real and Fake Laughter
- Could a Bone Protein Help Shed Pounds?
- Can Anything Stop My Migraine?
- Why the only future worth building includes everyone | His Holiness Pope Francis
- Science in service to the public good | Siddhartha Roy
- How fake news does real harm | Stephanie Busari
- How I learned to read -- and trade stocks -- in prison | Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll
- A doctor's case for medical marijuana | David Casarett
- A video game to cope with grief | Amy Green
- How radio telescopes show us unseen galaxies | Natasha Hurley-Walker
- How do you build a sacred space? | Siamak Hariri
- We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- A simple birth kit for mothers in the developing world | Zubaida Bai
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Category Archives: Philosophy of Religion
Irrational ideas. Intelligent design. Philosophy of religion. Philosophy of science. (cartoon)
How irreducible complexity, a stalwart of the Intelligent Design movement is NOT supported by the bacterial flagellum. Philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, hypothesis. Mark Perakh discusses how Intelligent Design proponents created the myth that bacterial flagella look like man-made … Continue reading
All the arguments for and against the existence of god – from the excellent site www.philosophyofreligion.info thanks Tim! Philosophy of religion. Philosophy of religion Booklet
Scanned article about a woman’s simple life and the choices she makes. Good for stoicism, hedonism, epicurus, epicurianism, fatalism, religion perhaps…?
A discussion of one of the central problems in philosophy of religion – if God is all knowing, how can I have free will? God and Free Will (wmv)
Series by Lawrence M Hinman Religion and Ethics (ppt)
Paper used to assess the three PAR criteria at the completion of a Philosophy of Religion unit. Answers attached at end. Item 8 – Unit Exam (Uploaded by Paul Stronach.)
This piece passed through Panel unscathed, so presumably safe to use. Requires students to explain and critique one of the established philosophical arguments for or against the existence of God. Item 7 – Research Essay (Uploaded by Paul Stronach.) … Continue reading
A brief explanation of the teleological argument. The text references made in the presentation refer to Horner & Westacott ‘Thinking Through Philosophy’ (2001, Cambridge). Teleological Argument explanation (ppt)
A brief explanation of the cosmological argument. Cosmological Argument explanation (ppt) (Uploaded by Paul Stronach.)
This is a brief summary of Dawkins’ argument as presented his book, ‘The God Delusion’ (2006). The passage was scripted as a model answer to the final question posed in my ‘Teleological Argument’ powerpoint (obtainable from the Powerpoint folder). Objections … Continue reading
Worksheet which requires students to complete reading on topic from the Horner & Westacott ‘Thinking Through Philosophy’ (2001) text with answers attached. The Problem of Suffering worksheet
Lord Ram and the Hindu religious beliefs that are tested by recent scientific discoveries. Scanned newspaper article. Check the public outrage. Good for philosophy of religion and social philosophy.
More gems from New Scientist. Philosophy of science. Ontology. The truth is out there New Scientist vol 165 issue 2226 – 19 February 2000 Instruments such as microscopes or telescopes can reveal the physical world to us, showing a cell’s walls or … Continue reading
How much of what we do is free will and how much is because of the ‘mob’ we find ourselves in? New Scientist. Political philosophy, philosophy of mind, social philosophy. Free Will and the Mob They made me do it … Continue reading
Scanned article about religion and science and how they interact. Some intelligent design comments. Based around statements by Pope Benedict.
Several articles in one discussing religious views on abortion, gay marriage, etc. Religion, ethics, society.
Will make for interesting discussion. Scanned newspaper article. Ethics, religion and society.