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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’
- What Truth Doesn't Mean
- Holidays for All
- Numbers and Language
- Simpsons - post hoc ergo propter hoc
- Are we individual or social creatures?
- Brain science and the search for the self
- Psychological Egoism powerpoint
- Categorical Logic booklet (deductive logic)
- Theory of Knowledge Web Site
- If it's not right to rape a rapist, how can it be OK to kill a killer?
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- 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
- Trump and the ‘Society of the Spectacle’
- Unraveling Love Stories
- It’s Black History Month. Look in the Mirror.
- Rethinking Our Patriotism
- 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
- Engaging teachers
- Suicide Risk Assessment Doesn't Work
- The Genius of Pinheads: When Little Brains Rule
- Food for Thought: Do We Owe Our Large Primate Brains to a Passion for Fruit?
- Why Do We Cry?
- Opening a Window into the Minds of Language-Impaired Children
- What Are Everyday Daydreamers Like?
- National Corruption Breeds Personal Dishonesty
- Mind-Reading Computers That Can Translate Thoughts into Words
- How the Science of "Blue Lies" May Explain Trump's Support
- Hospitals Halt Hiring, Projects amid Uncertain Fate of Obamacare
- What we don't know about mother's milk | Katie Hinde
- A young inventor's plan to recycle Styrofoam | Ashton Cofer
- 3 ways to spot a bad statistic | Mona Chalabi
- Who would the rest of the world vote for in your country's election? | Simon Anholt
- Why civilians suffer more once a war is over | Margaret Bourdeaux
- Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness | Michele L. Sullivan
- Lifelike simulations that make real-life surgery safer | Peter Weinstock
- Inside America's dead shopping malls | Dan Bell
- "Turceasca" | Silk Road Ensemble
- Should we simplify spelling? | Karina Galperin
Category Archives: Booklets, Handouts and Worksheets
Teaching the Nature of Science.pdf
Are all wrongs equally wrong? TOK, philosophy of science, nature of truth, inductive reasoning. Asimov – The Relativity of Wrong (pdf) Full text below
Can language shape how we think? A Stanford researcher says yes, and her work speaks volumes about what makes people tick. TOK Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind. TOK Resource – Language and Thought
Marc Hauser and Peter Singer. Empirical evidence of innate morality? Philosophy of mind. Moral philosophy. HauserSingerMoralRelig05
Good Sagan stuff. Philosophy of science. Does Truth Matter and related articles – Carl Sagan (pdf) Full text below
In a Word document. Proofs of God’s existence
A list of topics from Wikipedia – visit there by clicking on the links – well worth the effort. Decision-making and behavioral biases Many of these biases are studied for how they affect belief formation, business decisions, and scientific research. … Continue reading
A great read on aspects of confirmation bias and the like. Critical thinking. HeadsIWin
An essay by Harvard Professor Barry Mazur. Platonic maths
How it’s done from the American Skeptics. Pseudoscience, psychics, cold reading, hypothesis testing. 10_Easy_Psychic_Lessons
A resource from Nature for those wishing to spread awareness of evidence for evolution by natural selection. Great for teachers. evolutiongems
A (free) text on fallacies in thinking. HUMBUG! eBook by Jef Clark and Theo Clark Get your own at Scribd or explore others: CulturePhilosophy free ebook. Uploaded by Theo Clark.
An example of an annotated bibliography that was included in a practical report write-up for an experiment about a pendulum, and a general discussion of what ought to be included in an annotated bibliography. Annotated Bibliography Example and Explanation
A lovely description of the process of science. David Goodstein, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., is Vice Provost, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, and theFrank J. Gilloon Distinguished Teaching and Service Professor, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena,California. Philosophy of science. HowScienceworks
A matrix of questions to encourage thinking about an issue. Apparently a product of Spencer Kagan and seen everywhere nowadays. Highly recommended. Critical thinking. qmatrix
Outlines some basic theories and gives an overview of philosophers. Starts with Plato. Nice resource for introduction to social philosophy. Social Philosophy booklet
Worksheet with about a dozen problems requiring testing for validity using truth tables & truth trees, as well as some translating. Deductive Logic. Truth tree validity worksheet
These simple posters were printed off and placed above the whiteboard for the duration of our propositional logic unit as a means of quick visual reference. Deductive Logic. Basic truth table posters
A one page summary sheet of some of the main bits of propositional logic. Deductive Logic. Valid Arguments
Booklet on the propositional logic technique of truth trees. Deductive Logic. Truth Trees