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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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- 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
- Work and the Transition Myth
- Designing a roadmap to ethical AI in Government
- How Political Opinions Change
- With Brain Implants, Scientists Aim to Translate Thoughts into Speech
- Consensual Hugs Seem to Reduce Stress
- Do You Have a Healthy Personality?
- Don't Make Me One with Everything
- We Need to Change the Trajectory of Mental Health Research
- Reprogrammed Stem Cells Implanted into Patient with Parkinson's Disease
- Why Don't We Forget How to Ride a Bike?
- Do We Actually Experience the Flow of Time?
- How to Give Better Advice
- How a fleet of wind-powered drones is changing our understanding of the ocean | Sebastien de Halleux
- How to disagree productively and find common ground | Julia Dhar
- How a long-forgotten virus could help us solve the antibiotics crisis | Alexander Belcredi
- A librarian's case against overdue book fines | Dawn Wacek
- Is civility a sham? | Teresa Bejan
- My journey to thank all the people responsible for my morning coffee | AJ Jacobs
- What to trust in a "post-truth" world | Alex Edmans
- The case for a decentralized internet | Tamas Kocsis
- The global goals we've made progress on -- and the ones we haven't | Michael Green
- How kids can help design cities | Mara Mintzer
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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