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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’
- Can We Choose To Believe Something?
- Do we live in a simulation?
- 20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words from Around the World
- Science and Conspiracy
- Post hoc ergo propter hoc or False Cause - Correlation does not imply causation
- Rene Descartes - The Later Years
- Critical Thinking beautifully explained
- Propositional Logic - Translating and Symbolising (deductive logic)
- Pope and Darwin
- When to lead and when to follow
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- 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: Assessment Items
A nice overview from Douglas W. Portmore Tips on writing a philosophy paper (pdf) The full text is below…
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
From past IB papers, I suspect. Philosophy of Mind Questions
Can you believe in the existence of ‘mind’ without being a dualist? That’s all the document says so don’t bother opening it… Philosophy of Mind Essay topic
A basic criteria sheet for marking philosophy essays – simple but good for beginners. Criterea sheet for philosophy essays
A rubric to help assess critical thinking from Washington State University – Great starting point. CIT Rubric 2006