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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?
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- Philosophy in a nutshell pt 4: Nietzsche and nihilism
- Philosophy in a nutshell pt 3: Derrida and the text
- Philosophy in a nutshell pt 2: Confucius, wealth and politics
- Philosophy in a nutshell pt 1: The aphorism
- Politics at the extremes
- PRESENTS — Ideas
- Progressive Islam
- The abominable heretic
- Shifting the frame on COVID-19
- How to Reopen the American Mind
- How Should an Atheist Think About Death?
- What Moral Philosophy Tells Us About Our Reactions to Trump’s Illness
- How to Die (Without Really Trying)
- Faces in a Nursing Home
- We Need a Monument to the Unknown America
- Don’t Fear Dying. Fear Violence.
- Should We Cancel Aristotle?
- Was This Ancient Taoist the First Philosopher of Disability?
- What if We Could Have Meat Without Murder?
- 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
- Why Hatred and 'Othering' of Political Foes Has Spiked to Extreme Levels
- Governments Worldwide Consider Ditching Daylight Saving Time
- Media Multitasking Disrupts Memory, Even in Young Adults
- Conservative and Liberal Brains Might Have Some Real Differences
- The Science of Nerdiness
- The Psychology of Fact-Checking
- The Disturbing History of Research into Transgender Identity
- AI Assesses Alzheimer's Risk by Analyzing Word Usage
- What We Know So Far about How COVID Affects the Nervous System
- Hypnosis Experts Cast Doubt on Famous Psychological Experiments
- The power of venom -- and how it could one day save your life | Mandë Holford
- Our existential flight from death -- and wisdom on connecting to grief | Kevin Toolis
- Climate change is becoming a problem you can taste | Amanda Little
- What if a US presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election? | Van Jones
- Can we create vaccines that mutate and spread? | Leor Weinberger
- What it takes to create social change against all odds | Ralph Nader
- Sexual assault, shame and teaching kids to ask for help | Kristin Jones
- How to reduce the wealth gap between Black and white Americans | Kedra Newsom Reeves
- Could CBD help opioid users overcome addiction? | Yasmin Hurd
- How businesses can serve everyone, not just shareholders | Dame Vivian Hunt
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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