Category Archives: Web links

Useful sites or pages that you would like to point people towards. Please include a brief description of why the site could be useful to others. Argumentation.

The Principle of Sufficient Reason

Form the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy “The Principle of Sufficient Reason is a powerful and controversial philosophical principle stipulating that everything must have a reason or cause. This simple demand for thoroughgoing intelligibility yields some of the boldest and most … Continue reading

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Who is ‘you’?

An exploration of what we might mean by ‘me’. First – Identity short film (very good for class discussion) Second   Who am I? – very useful website as well.

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Are we individual or social creatures?

How does the concept of individuality affect politics? Commentary from The Stone New York Times. Here’s a pdf Evolution and the American Myth of the Individual – NYTimes.com

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Another resource for Fallacies of Reasoning

Great resource and very accessible to students.  

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Philosophy Ideas

Interesting site, interestingly organised. Screen shot below. http://philosophyideas.com/  

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Philosophical Health Check

This is a fabulous online interactive to see how coherent your beliefs and values are as a whole (tpm online) Check your [philosophical]Tension Quotient! To take the philosophical health check (PHC), go through the statements below, selecting for each one … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Religion website

A wonderfully organised overview of the classic philosophy of religion issues, arguments and problems. http://www.philosophyofreligion.info/

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VAPS

Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools. http://vaps.vic.edu.au/

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Ask the Philosopher column in The Australian

Tim writes the “Ask the Philosopher” column in The Weekend Australian, which offers a philosophical take on politics, society and public policy. From his website: http://www.soutphommasane.com.au/home http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/columnists/tim-soutphommasane (Uploaded by Katherine Cheng.)

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Neuroscience for kids

Found this American site via Scientific American Mind’s website. Created by Eric Chudler, Ph.D, A neuroscientist (Research Associate Professor) and Director of Education and Outreach at University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials in Seattle, Washington. There is a POETRY COMPETITION for … Continue reading

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UNESCO’s Philosophy Portal

http://www.unesco.org/new/index.php?id=19176&L=0 (Uploaded by Katherine Cheng.)

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Portal: Mind and brain

On wikipedia. Lots of content and links to other sites. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Mind_and_Brain (Uploaded by Katherine Cheng.)

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Oxymoronica

Oxymoron, paradox This is the website, and also the title of a book I once found and enjoy dipping into. It is a collection of oxymorons from history, literature and politics. Examples: Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world … Continue reading

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BadArguments.org

A place where you can practice your argument analysis – simple and effective. http://www.badarguments.org/ba/

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International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge essay titles

From the ‘UK’s largest coursework library’ apparently… http://pactiss.org/resources/web-links/international-baccalaureate-theory-of-knowledge-essay-titles

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Humbug! The skeptic’s fieldguide to spotting fallacies in thinking

This is the eBook edition of a text on fallacies. http://www.scribd.com/doc/8009498/HUMBUG-eBook-by-Jef-Clark-and-Theo-Clark (Uploaded by Theo Clark.)

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Peter Singer Full Text Articles (Ethics)

A clearing house provided by Singer which contains full-text versions of articles written by him on a wide variety of topics pertaining to ethics. A useful resource if you’d like your students to engage first-hand with the writings of one … Continue reading

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Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions motion, speech, self-awareness shut down one by one. An astonishing story. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html (Uploaded by David Shapland.)

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Skeptics on Skeptical Thinking – ABC’s All In the Mind Transcript And mp3

Nobody likes being told their most cherished beliefs are based on myth and misconception. But the global skeptics movement does just that. In the classroom and beyond, All in the Mind excavates the nature of the skeptical enquiry with magician … Continue reading

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Vilayanur Ramachandran: A journey to the center of your mind

Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/vilayanur_ramachandran_on_your_mind.html (Uploaded by David Shapland.)

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