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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?
- Pick your Cognitive Bias
- Queensland Philosophy and Reason Syllabus
- Do Subatomic Particles have Free Will?
- Philosophy Graduate Abilities
- A causal nightmare
- Ethical Theory for absolute beginners
- Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else
- The value of subjective experience (or not)
- Free will and mobile phones
- Top Ten Evolution Myths - and how we know it really happened (pdf)
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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: Assessment Items
A nice overview from Douglas W. Portmore Tips on writing a philosophy paper (pdf) The full text is below…
Paper used to assess the three PAR criteria at the completion of a Philosophy of Religion unit. Answers attached at end. Item 8 – Unit Exam (Uploaded by Paul Stronach.)
This piece passed through Panel unscathed, so presumably safe to use. Requires students to explain and critique one of the established philosophical arguments for or against the existence of God. Item 7 – Research Essay (Uploaded by Paul Stronach.) … Continue reading
From past IB papers, I suspect. Philosophy of Mind Questions
Can you believe in the existence of ‘mind’ without being a dualist? That’s all the document says so don’t bother opening it… Philosophy of Mind Essay topic
A basic criteria sheet for marking philosophy essays – simple but good for beginners. Criterea sheet for philosophy essays
A rubric to help assess critical thinking from Washington State University – Great starting point. CIT Rubric 2006