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- A nice Philosophy of Mind summary
- 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?
- Ghost in the Machine
- Digital Piracy
- Society vs the Family - religious beliefs and medical need
- Fallacies of Reasoning booklet
- When to lead and when to follow
- Zen in the modern age
- Critical Thinking on the Web
- Humbug! The skeptic's fieldguide to spotting fallacies in thinking
- How Anecdotal Evidence Can Undermine Scientific Results
- Basic Truth Table Posters
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- Bannon’s Deviant ‘Badge of Honor’
- You Can’t Put Frederick Douglass in Chains
- Why Are We Surprised When Buddhists Are Violent?
- James Bond Is a Wimp
- What We Owe to Others: Simone Weil’s Radical Reminder
- Who First Showed Us That Black Lives Matter?
- The ‘Killer Robots’ Are Us
- What Is the Future of Speculative Journalism?
- Will America Choose King’s Dream or Trump’s Nightmare?
- Keep Our Mountains Free. And Dangerous.
- Blockchain platforms can enable good work
- Museum Conservation and 21st Century Education
- Anchors Aweigh: Universities and local industrial strategies
- The Non Sense of Work Life Balance
- The rights of people with a disability are being ignored – what can we do?
- Bringing classical music to a new audience
- The power of creative thinking
- Regulation of AI: Not if but when and how
- Norwich’s coffee house challenge
- 21st Century Coffeehouse
- Babies Can Think Logically before They Learn to Talk
- Brain Scans May Predict Optimal Mental Health Treatments
- What Monkeys Can Teach Us about Advertising
- The Elusive Theory of Everything
- Why We Choose Ill-Matched Romantic Partners (And How to Stop)
- Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns?
- When Do Favors Expire?
- Unlock the Learning Power of Baby Babbling
- New Tech Options are Helping Seniors Age in Place
- "For Whatever Reasons"
- What we can do about the culture of hate | Sally Kohn
- "my mama" / "BLACK BANANA" | Rei
- Why must artists be poor? | Hadi Eldebek
- The Great Migration and the power of a single decision | Isabel Wilkerson
- 3 myths about the future of work (and why they're not true) | Daniel Susskind
- How to inspire every child to be a lifelong reader | Alvin Irby
- What a world without prisons could look like | Deanna Van Buren
- The radical beauty of Africa, in portraits | Iké Udé
- The best way to help is often just to listen | Sophie Andrews
- To solve the world's biggest problems, invest in women and girls | Musimbi Kanyoro
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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.