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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?
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- What Pop Stoicism Misses About Ancient Philosophy
- Humans Are Animals. Let’s Get Over It.
- Death Has Many Names
- What Would David Bowie Do?
- Are We the Cows of the Future?
- Time Isn’t Supposed to Last This Long
- A.I. and I
- Of Death and Consequences
- I Don’t Want You to ‘Believe’ Me. I Want You to Listen.
- Teaching Racial Justice Isn’t Racial Justice
- The Green Corridors Initiative
- Governance governing government
- Why print money when we can print wealth?
- Building a resilient health and care system
- We'll always have Paris?
- Experimentation and equity in global cities
- Technology-enabled deliberative democracy
- Healthier placemaking
- Creating a sovereign wealth fund in Wolverhampton
- Economic recovery and climate action
- The Brain Guesses What Word Comes Ne-
- A Wandering Mind
- Can Intense Exercise Lead to ALS?
- Listening to a Story Helps Hospitalized Kids Heal
- People Who Jump to Conclusions Show Other Kinds of Thinking Errors
- Large Trial Finds Oxytocin Nasal Spray Is Ineffective for Autism
- Remote Work Can Be Better for Innovation Than In-Person Meetings
- An Inventory of All the Brain Cells That Let You Run, Jump and Roll
- A Cell Atlas Reveals the Biodiversity inside Our Head
- How Pandemic Life Mimicked Pioneer Times
- Can China achieve its ambitious climate pledges? | Hongqiao Liu
- How we could eat real meat without harming animals | Isha Datar
- The first step towards more inclusive dermatology | Jenna C. Lester
- What you discover when you really listen | Hrishikesh Hirway
- A roadmap for young changemakers | Melati Wijsen
- 5 tips for dealing with meeting overload | Cindy Solomon
- How humanity doubled life expectancy in a century | Steven Johnson
- A more accurate way to calculate emissions | Charlotte Degot
- The brain science of obesity | Mads Tang-Christensen
- How NFTs are building the internet of the future | Kayvon Tehranian
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Is there something wrong with the scientific method? Philosophy of science. From the New Yorker. The Truth Wears Off (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
Nature of Science – philosophy of science STEM conference – Nature of Science Presentation (pptx)
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.)
The web means the end of forgetting – an essay on forgetting, re-invention and personal identity in the age of Facebook
Author: Jeffrey Rosen, a law professor at George Washington University An essay about the difficulty of forgetting & re-invention in the age of the Internet, Facebook, etc. Excerpt: We’ve known for years that the Web allows for unprecedented voyeurism, exhibitionism … Continue reading
Another great example of the genre. Point at issue, straw man, fallacies of reasoning.
Confirmation bias, bad analogy analogies, etc.
Q: Is it illiberal for governments to ban practices judged to be illiberal, as the French government is doing with its intended ban on the burka? AskThePhilosopher 01May2010 Burka ban a headache for a liberal society (docx) (Uploaded by Katherine Cheng.)
Q: Is it disloyal to criticise aspects of Anzac Day because you believe it involves myth and ritualised militarism? AskThePhilosopher 24Apr2010 Pride in the past isnt necessarily a lost cause (docx) (Uploaded by Katherine Cheng.)
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
Scientific literacy. QSA Science (pptx)
Q: If we believe that nation-states should be sovereign, what role should notions of universal human rights play in refugee policies? AskThePhilosopher 17Apr2010 Land of the fair go (docx) (Uploaded by Katherine Cheng.)
Q: What is the difference between being a renaissance man and a dilettante? AskThePhilosopher 10Apr2010 The quest for Renaissance man (docx) (Uploaded by Katherine Cheng.)
Q: In which circumstances can our notions of justice accommodate trials by media? Ask The Philosopher 03Apr2010 When media become dispensers of justice (docx) (Uploaded by Katherine Cheng.)
Nature of Science Presentation (pptx)
Belgian MPs are set to pass a law to ban the burka & nikab (full body and full face coverings). Women who defy the ban will be fined or jailed. Suggested discussion topics: – What are the different ‘-isms’ at … Continue reading