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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?
- When to lead and when to follow
- Why You Don’t Know Your Own Mind
- Language as a Window into Human Nature
- Basic Moral Orientations
- Casting the profiling net
- Fallacy of 'Appeal to Nature'
- The Crushing Grip of Reason
- Can science answer questions about morality?
- South Australian Syllabus
- Science and Conspiracy
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- Why Philosophers Shouldn’t Sign Petitions
- Dear God, Are You There?
- 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?
- A Revolution in Happiness
- A Philosopher on Brain Rest
- ‘There’s Just No Doubt That It Will Change the World’: David Chalmers on V.R. and A.I.
- Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder
- Why Moral Emotions Go Viral Online
- The Dawn of Self-Consciousness
- A Swiss Army Knife for Your Mind
- The Psychological Key to Creating the Best Version of You
- Can We Rely on Our Intuition?
- Antisense Drugs for Huntington's, ALS and Prion Diseases Could Meet the Dire Need for Brain Treatments
- Certain Personality Types Are Likely to Make a "Foodie Call"
- Blood Tests for Alzheimer's: Two Experts on Why New Studies Are Encouraging
- How We Are Wired for Smell
- How craving attention makes you less creative | Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- When do kids start to care about other people's opinions? | Sara Valencia Botto
- What's at the bottom of the ocean -- and how we're getting there | Victor Vescovo
- "You Have the Rite" | Marc Bamuthi Joseph
- The human skills we need in an unpredictable world | Margaret Heffernan
- What it was like to grow up under China's one-child policy | Nanfu Wang
- How policewomen make communities safer | Ivonne Roman
- Why governments should prioritize well-being | Nicola Sturgeon
- The new political story that could change everything | George Monbiot
- An urgent call to protect the world's "Third Pole" | Tshering Tobgay
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Q: DO we take our democracy for granted? TWO weeks ago I noticed a billboard advertisement not far from where I live.
Q: IS there a political obligation to obey the law? EVENTS in England this past week bring to mind that old starting point of political philosophy: the state of nature. This is the hypothetical condition of humanity before the establishment … Continue reading
Q: SHOULD the federal government be funding school chaplains in state schools? Ask the Philosopher Column by Tim Soutphommasane in The Australian August 20, 2011 religion-is-not-a-state-obligation (pdf) (Uploaded by Katherine Cheng.)
Uploaded by Richard Tweedie.
Fallacies of reasoning confirmation bias.
HSQ HSQ presentation (pptx)
As delivered to Victorian schools
In 1688, an Irish polymath named William Molyneux wrote the English philosopher John Locke a letter in which he posed a vexing question: Could a blind person, upon suddenly gaining the ability to see, recognize an object by sight that … Continue reading
Three Critical Questions By Randy L. Bell, Ph.D. Teaching the Nature of Science
Philosopher column in the Weekend Australian poses questions about this popular show. What is the fine line between not mollycoddling children vs exposing them unecessarily to pressure? Consumerism, social psychology & philosophy, rights & obligations of adults to children. Can … Continue reading
Do we need language to understand the basics of numbers? Mind, Science. TOK. Numbers and Language (pdf)
MUMBAI: Astrology has been debunked by most world scientists including India’s renowned physicist Prof. Yash Pal. However, it is “science” in India. Philosophy of religion, philosophy of science,TOK, appeal to tradition, logical fallacies, reasoning. Astrology is a science_ Bombay HC … Continue reading
Power point & questions for grade 10 students. Metaphysics, are you a brain in a vat? Overview of Descartes’ evil demon hypothesis (ppt) Comprehension and understanding questions (doc) Descartes and the Evil Demon answers (doc) (Uploaded by Diane Butler.)
Teaching the Nature of Science.pdf
One of the best and most easily understood introductions to evolution around. Philosophy of science. Evolution comic (pdf)
News article about how modern men shape up to their ancient counterparts. Social and political philosophy. Human nature. The Role of Men in the Modern World (pdf)
Deductive logic, argument, argumentation.
FEMALE drug addicts in Wales could soon be offered money to use contraceptive implants to stop them falling pregnant. Political and social philosophy. TOK. Paid not to reproduce (pdf)
Hysterical Dilbert cartoon. Critical thinking, argument, argumentation.
Ocham’s Razor episode with Peter Ellerton on Inductive and Deductive Reasoning and courses in schools. Critical thinking. Ockhams Razor – Ellerton (mp3)