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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’
- Critical Thinking on the Web
- Teaching the Nature of Science
- Introduction to Critical Thinking
- David Papineau on Scientific Realism
- A Mini Guide to Critical Thinking
- Morality without Religion
- Imagining the Tenth Dimension
- Failing the Turing Test
- Documenting the media migration to separate corners
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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: PowerPoints, Video and other Media
IPAL conference (pptx)
Il confronto tra i due pensatori a proposito della teoria della conoscenza. Percorso per una classe prima del triennio superiore (16 – 17 anni) del liceo classico. Aristotele e Platone (ppt) (Uploaded by Anna Caterina Cabino.)
Scientific literacy. QSA Science (pptx)
Nature of Science Presentation (pptx)
The changing Climate of Skepticism The Changing Climate of Skepticism (ppt)
This episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast focuses on Aristotle’s Ethics. In conversation with Nigel Warburton, Terence Irwin of Oxford University explains the key features of this influential work. Terence Irwin (mp3)
Jean-Paul Sartre’s notion of Bad Faith lies at the core of his existentialist classic Being and Nothingness. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Sebastian Gardner explains what Sartre meant by Bad Faith. Sebastian Gardner on Sartre on Bad … Continue reading
From Philosophy Bites. Philosophy of Science. Nice piece and quite short. David Papineau on Scientific Realism (mp3)
Accompanying slides, so stop stalking 🙂 Skeptics presentation (ppt)
Philosophers have been fascinated by paradoxes since ancient times. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Nigel Warburton interviews Peter Cave about paradoxes and their relevance to philosophy. Peter Cave on Paradoxes (mp3)
Radio National Philosopher’s ZOne interview with Peter Ellerton about teaching philosophy in schools. pze-20080105 – Ellerton interview (mp3)
Philosophy began in earnest with Socrates. He asked impertinent questions. In this interview with M.M. McCabe, Philosophy Bites explores the nature of Socratic Method and Socrates’ claim that the unexamined life is not worth living. Pocast from Philosophy Bites. M.M. … Continue reading
Brilliant clip of how to design a survey to get the result you want. Bias, social, critical thinking. Yes Minister Survey (wmv)
Slides from a presentation on science, pseudoscience and critical thinking. Includes 10 signs useful in sorting pseudoscience from the real deal. A Wolf in Sheep’s Labcoat (ppt) (Uploaded by Mike McRae.)
A special episode of The TANK Vodcast – interviews with Dr Jeff Malpas, Dr Stephan Millett and Dr Alan Tapper, members of FAPSA, by Kylie Sturgess. [NOTE: no accompanying file.] (Uploaded by Kylie Sturgess.)
Classic Python scene. Great for deductive logic, analogy, fallacies of reasoning. Mp4 format – good for ipods. About 4 minutes and 25 Mb. witch (mp4)
Brilliant clip showing the strawman fallacy, false dichotomy and the difference between direct and indirect argument. Only a minute or so long. wmv file. Direct-indirect (wmv)
Series by Lawrence M Hinman EthicalEgoism (ppt)
Series by Lawrence M Hinman Relativism (ppt)
Series by Lawrence M Hinman Religion and Ethics (ppt)