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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?
- FAPSA - Federation of Australian Philosophy in Schools Associations
- Philosophy of Religion - Richard Dawkins' rejection of the argument from design
- Happiness, Philosophy and Science
- When Should Science be Censored?
- Hooked on Horoscopes (pdf)
- Philosophy of Religion website
- Circular Reasoning
- 15 EVOLUTIONARY GEMS
- Dilbert Confirmation Bias
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- Why Are Poor Women Poor?
- Should Work Be Passion, or Duty?
- Don’t Dismiss ‘Safe Spaces’
- 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?
- How Do You Know Which Emotion a Facial Expression Represents?
- Lab-Grown Human Mini Brains Show Brainy Activity
- The History of Opium, Facing Up to Quantum Mechanics and Other New Science Books
- Eavesdropping Puts Anxious Squirrels at Ease
- Fight or Flight May Be in Our Bones
- Even If We Knew Everything That Can Be Known, We Wouldn't Know It All
- Why We Need to Study Consciousness
- No Bones about It: People Recognize Objects by Visualizing Their "Skeletons"
- New Clues Found in Understanding Near-Death Experiences
- Forestalling a Fatal Decision
- The dirty secret of capitalism -- and a new way forward | Nick Hanauer
- Community-powered criminal justice reform | Raj Jayadev
- What reading slowly taught me about writing | Jacqueline Woodson
- How deepfakes undermine truth and threaten democracy | Danielle Citron
- How your emotions change the shape of your heart | Sandeep Jauhar
- A "living drug" that could change the way we treat cancer | Carl June
- How we can make racism a solvable problem -- and improve policing | Phillip Atiba Goff
- Why you should be a climate activist | Luisa Neubauer
- Inside the bizarre world of internet trolls and propagandists | Andrew Marantz
- "Stumbling towards intimacy": An improvised TED Talk | Anthony Veneziale
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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