Few would disagree with two age-old truisms: We should strive to shape our lives with reason, and a central prerequisite for the good life is a personal sense of meaning. Ideally, the two should go hand in hand. We study the lessons of history, read philosophy, and seek out wise men with the hope of learning what matters. But this acquired knowledge is not the same as the felt sense that one’s life is meaningful.
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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?
- Critical Thinking beautifully explained
- Aristotle - Ethics
- These foolish things or three kinds of fools
- Dilbert Confirmation Bias
- The Relativity of Wrong - Isaac Asimov
- The Kantian Heritage
- Misunderstanding Statistics
- The Fallacy of 'Deepest Offence'
- Atheism as a 'Null Hypothesis'
- Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight
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- Quentin Tarantino’s Cosmic Justice
- Ai Weiwei: Can Hong Kong’s Resistance Win?
- Judith Butler: When Killing Women Isn’t a Crime
- Democracy Is for the Gods
- Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Fascism’ Claim Too Extreme?
- Kids Are Not Hurt by Screen Time
- How Do You Know Which Emotion a Facial Expression Represents?
- Lab-Grown Human Mini Brains Show Brainy Activity
- The History of Opium, Facing Up to Quantum Mechanics and Other New Science Books
- Eavesdropping Puts Anxious Squirrels at Ease
- Fight or Flight May Be in Our Bones
- Even If We Knew Everything That Can Be Known, We Wouldn't Know It All
- Why We Need to Study Consciousness
- No Bones about It: People Recognize Objects by Visualizing Their "Skeletons"
- New Clues Found in Understanding Near-Death Experiences
- A free world needs political cartoons | Patrick Chappatte
- How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi
- What streaming means for the future of entertainment | Emmett Shear
- The dirty secret of capitalism -- and a new way forward | Nick Hanauer
- Community-powered criminal justice reform | Raj Jayadev
- What reading slowly taught me about writing | Jacqueline Woodson
- How deepfakes undermine truth and threaten democracy | Danielle Citron
- How your emotions change the shape of your heart | Sandeep Jauhar
- A "living drug" that could change the way we treat cancer | Carl June
- How we can make racism a solvable problem -- and improve policing | Phillip Atiba Goff
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