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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?
- Fallacies Poster
- Some useful tips on how to raise an argumentative child
- Artificial Intelligence
- Philosophy of Religion - Teleological Argument
- IVF - how old is too old?
- Monkeys given Huntington's for study
- Are we in control of our own decisions?
- Locke, John - Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Books 1 & 2)
- Exercises using truth tables or trees for validity worksheet
- How to teach all students to think critically
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- Socrates Wants You to Tidy Up, Too
- In Memoriam: What Would Gary Gutting Do?
- The Gender Politics of Fasting
- Affirmative Action and College Admissions: ‘The Problem With Meritocracy Is That It Isn’t Meritocratic’
- The Christmas Time Capsule
- In Praise of Wonder
- Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy?
- I’m for Affirmative Action. Can You Change My Mind?
- What Does It Mean to ‘Speak as a Woman’?
- Knowledge, Ignorance and Climate Change
- The Ethics of Education in the Secular State
- Phil Witte’s Cartoon
- News: December 2018 / January 2019
- Brains, Minds, Selves
- The Light From Our Eyes
- Philosophy for the Young, Medieval Style
- I Am Not A Brain by Markus Gabriel
- Should We Pursue Happiness?
- Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894)
- The Case Against Conceptual Art
- The Joined-up Big Picture?
- Making deliberative democracy work
- Community café
- The progressive case against UBI
- Waking up to gender inequality
- Walking the tightrope on the future of work
- Design Thinking for Writing
- Inclusivity comes from respect not indignity
- Adventure learning at Crystal Palace Park
- Do-Gooders Should Survey Communities First
- How to Shift Anti-Transgender Attitudes
- Can Outrage Be a Good Thing?
- The Evolutionary Advantages of an Addictive Personality
- Is Only-Child Syndrome Real?
- Cypher's Choice: Painful Reality or Pleasant Delusion?
- In the Nature–Nurture War, Robert Plomin Is Fighting a Losing Battle
- Are Psychopaths Attracted to Other Psychopaths?
- A New Way to Help Manage Parkinson's
- The Cerebellum Is Your "Little Brain"—and It Does Some Pretty Big Things
- What's needed to bring the US voting system into the 21st century | Tiana Epps-Johnson
- How to transform sinking cities into landscapes that fight floods | Kotchakorn Voraakhom
- The political progress women have made -- and what's next | Cecile Richards
- How music crosses cultures and empowers communities | LADAMA
- A life-saving device that detects silent heart attacks | Akash Manoj
- Embrace your raw, strange magic | Casey Gerald
- How empowering women and girls can help stop global warming | Katharine Wilkinson
- Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school -- and how to change that | Monique W. Morris
- 3 ways to build a happy marriage and avoid divorce | George Blair-West
- A mother and son's photographic journey through dementia | Tony Luciani
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Category Archives: Ethics and Moral Philosophy
Interesting article on why people may feel psychic from New Scientist. Philosophy of mind, human nature, psychics, psychology. New Scientist Belief Special 28 January 2006 Glad to be gullible Clare Wilson It is five minutes past midnight and I am alone … Continue reading
How do we place a moral value on science? What issues are here and on the horizon that will test our moral boundaries through the advancement of science? Philosophy of science, ethics, moral philosophy. From New Scientist magazine. Immoral advances: … Continue reading
The doctrine of double effect, which is the view that it is morally permissible to perform an act having two effects, one good and one evil, where the good consequence is intended and the bad merely foreseen and those consequences … Continue reading
New Scientist magazine review of six traits once thought unique to humans and now found in other animals. Philosophy of human nature, mind. 17:11 22 May 2008 NewScientist.com news service Kate Douglas To accompany the article So you think humans are … Continue reading
Sydney Morning Herald article on teaching philosophy in schools. Reason being … Peter Ellerton teaches philosophy at Brisbane’s Calamvale Community College and started the Australian Philosophy Teachers Network to get more resources to teachers. Photo: Paul Harris August 25, … Continue reading
If our actions are determined by prior events, then do we have a choice about anything—or any responsibility for what we do? Scientific American. Free will, philosophy of mind, determinism. By Shaun Nichols Many scientists and philosophers are convinced that … Continue reading
Debate on whether privacy is necessary in an open society to a large degree. Should only criminals fear not having secrets? Social and political philosophy resource. Mirko Bagaric | August 13, 2008 HOW worried do you reckon people in developing countries … Continue reading
Series by Lawrence M Hinman Basic Moral Orientations (ppt)
How much of what we do is free will and how much is because of the ‘mob’ we find ourselves in? New Scientist. Political philosophy, philosophy of mind, social philosophy. Free Will and the Mob They made me do it … Continue reading
Animal rights. Human Nature. Humans have rights, should human-like animals? 30 May 2007 NewScientist.com news service Kate Douglas HIASL is a gregarious 26-year-old who enjoys painting, watching wildlife documentaries and eating bananas. He’s emotional, empathic and self-aware and he shares … Continue reading
Booklet complied for a ‘Day of Excellence’ in moral philosophy – ethics shot from the hip…. Includes some nice moral dilemmas. Questions in Moral Philosophy