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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?
- Valid Arguments, Tautologies and Formal Fallacies (deductive logic)
- Critical Thinking - An Introduction (Alec Fisher)
- Censorship II
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason
- International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge essay titles
- Crop Circles and the Characteristics of a Good Hypothesis
- Banning Religion - An interesting hypothetical
- The Coherentist's Nightmare
- Did aversion to bitter tastes evolve into moral disgust?
- The Socratic Method (M.M. McCABE)
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- Athens in Pieces: An Offering to the Soccer Gods
- The End of Satire
- Athens in Pieces: The Happiest Man I’ve Ever Met
- Who Counts as a Woman?
- A God Problem
- This Friendship Has Been Digitized
- Athens in Pieces: We Know Socrates’ Fate. What’s Ours?
- Confronting Philosophy’s Anti-Semitism
- Athens in Pieces: What Really Happened at Eleusis?
- Why Mortality Makes Us Free
- Honeybees Can Put Two and Two Together
- How to Know If You've Met the One
- Reducing Climate Change by Making it Less Abstract
- How People with Substance Use Disorders Can Lend a Hand in Addiction Research
- Can a Pill Really Help You Live Longer?
- Brain Restoration System Explores Hazy Territory between Being Dead or Alive
- How We Roll: Study Shows We're More Lone Wolves Than Team Players
- Pig Experiment Challenges Assumptions around Brain Damage in People
- Part-Revived Pig Brains Raise Slew of Ethical Quandaries
- Do Microdoses of LSD Change Your Mind?
- How generational stereotypes hold us back at work | Leah Georges
- Can we cure genetic diseases by rewriting DNA? | David R. Liu
- A personal air-quality tracker that lets you know what you're breathing | Romain Lacombe
- How hip-hop helps us understand science | Danielle N. Lee
- Inside the black hole image that made history | Sheperd Doeleman
- How Twitter needs to change | Jack Dorsey
- Facebook's role in Brexit -- and the threat to democracy | Carole Cadwalladr
- The artificial muscles that will power robots of the future | Christoph Keplinger
- Empower a girl, transform a community | Kakenya Ntaiya
- 3 lessons on starting a movement from a self-defense trailblazer | Rana Abdelhamid
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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