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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?
- Monkeys given Huntington's for study
- How to teach all students to think critically
- Sample persuasive essay
- IVF - how old is too old?
- Humbug! The skeptic's fieldguide to spotting fallacies in thinking
- Hume’s criticism of the design argument
- Meat without slaughter: '6 months' to bio-sausages - science-in-society - 31 August 2011 - New Scientist
- The Meaningfulness of Lives
- Categorical Logic booklet (deductive logic)
- Philosophy of Science
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- Presocratic Return
- Harley Schwadron’s Cartoon (1)
- How Do You Change Someone’s Mind?
- Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
- Metaphysical Animals by Clare Mac Cumhaill & Rachael Wiseman and The Women Are Up to Something by Benjamin Lipscomb
- Don’t Look Up
- Aristotle’s Guide To Living Well
- Daisetsu Suzuki (1870-1966)
- The Song of Ulysses
- The Pandemos
- 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
- How Gaslighting Manipulates Reality
- Voice Training Is a Medical Necessity for Many Transgender People
- Moral Injury Is an Invisible Epidemic That Affects Millions
- It's Time to Fight Light Pollution
- U.S. Kids Are Falling behind Global Competition, but Brain Science Shows How to Catch Up
- Cockatoos Work to Outsmart Humans in Escalating Garbage Bin Wars
- Why Kids Are Afraid to Ask for Help
- Spiky 'Sleep Spindles' Linked to Acts of Learning
- A Hormone May Boost Cognition in Down Syndrome
- Changing Perceptions about Harm Can Temper Moral Outrage
- Is there a link between cancer and heart disease? | Nicholas Leeper
- Is the pandemic actually over? It's complicated | Anthony Fauci
- You don't have to leave your neighborhood to live in a better one | Majora Carter
- Your invitation to disrupt philanthropy | Sara Lomelin
- Nuclear power is our best hope to ditch fossil fuels | Isabelle Boemeke
- How dance can unleash your inner joy | Ryan Heffington
- The trick to regaining your childlike wonder | Zach King
- How to lead in the new era of employee activism | Megan Reitz
- The affordable, 3D-printed bionics of the future | Enzo Romero
- The shift we need to stop mass surveillance | Albert Fox Cahn
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Category Archives: Critical Thinking
Another Dilbert moment…
By Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them some numerical thinking skills. The new course … Continue reading
What you think is right may actually be wrong – here’s why By Peter Ellerton We like to think that we reach conclusions by reviewing facts, weighing evidence and analysing arguments. But this is not how humans usually operate, particularly … Continue reading
Hume-Dialogues – Jeff Speaks
A useful resource produced by NASA debunking claims that the moon landings were faked. Debunking moon landing conspiracies
From NYTimes – By GARY GUTTING, The Stone Link – As a philosophy professor, I spend much of my time thinking about the arguments put forward by professional philosophers. As a citizen (and an occasional columnist for The Stone), I also spend lots of … Continue reading
Another analogy brought to you by Dilbert.
Are all ideas equal? Not in the classroom By Peter Ellerton, University of Queensland There is a widespread belief amongst teachers that it is part of their duty of care, even a defining aspect of their professionalism, that all views … Continue reading
Data on the performance of Philosophy graduates. Click to enlarge. More info here. Note that the philosophy students perform outstandingly well in verbal and writing skills and are the best of the non-quatitative areas in quantitative reasoning.
A lovely job from http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ please visit the site for interactive presentation.
Listen and learn: the language of science and scepticism Peter Ellerton Making sure what’s intended is what’s heard can be more difficult than it seems. Melvin Gaal (mindsharing.eu) As scientists, one of our responsibilities should be to promote clarity. A lot … Continue reading
No one likes to change their mind, not even on climate People put up all kinds of psychological barriers to changing their minds. Thomas Galvez Last night’s ABC documentary I Can Change Your Mind About Climate was about two people — … Continue reading
Another legend from Dilbert.
Are you looking to see why teaching philosophy is important? Another great article from NYTimes The Stone Almost every article that appears in The Stone provokes some comments from readers challenging the very idea that philosophy has anything relevant to … Continue reading