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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?
- Hypothesis booklet
- Teaching the nature of science (and keeping students engaged)
- Plato - The Republic
- Critical Thinking - An Introduction (Alec Fisher)
- Indian High Court Rules Astrology is a Science
- Language and Thought
- Paid to not reproduce
- How Anecdotal Evidence Can Undermine Scientific Results
- 15 EVOLUTIONARY GEMS
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- Confronting Philosophy’s Anti-Semitism
- Athens in Pieces: What Really Happened at Eleusis?
- Why Mortality Makes Us Free
- Why White People Need Blackface
- Athens in Pieces: The Tragedy of Democracy
- The Oscars and the Illusion of Perfect Representation
- The Good-Enough Life
- Athens in Pieces: In Aristotle’s Garden
- Athens in Pieces: The Stench of the Academy
- Athens in Pieces: The Art of Memory
- No, A Shamrock Won't Bring You Luck
- Can Cannabis Solve the Opioid Crisis?
- An Hour of Light and Sound a Day Might Keep Alzheimer's at Bay
- The Internet Knows You Better Than Your Spouse Does
- 7 Strategies to Maximize a Break without Losing Focus
- Harnessing the Power of "Collective Intelligence" to Change Beliefs about Global Warming
- The Science of Tipping Points: How 25 Percent Can Create a Majority
- <em>Adam Ruins Everything</em> Shows Us the Right Way to Be Wrong
- A Genetic Basis for Insomnia Emerges from the Twilight
- The Wisdom of Crowds Requires the Political Left and Right to Work Together
- The secret to scientific discoveries? Making mistakes | Phil Plait
- How to keep human bias out of AI | Kriti Sharma
- "My Man" / "Bohanna" / "We Dance" | Crush Club
- Our dangerous obsession with perfectionism is getting worse | Thomas Curran
- Where did the Moon come from? A new theory | Sarah T. Stewart
- What happens in your throat when you beatbox? | Tom Thum and Matthew Broadhurst
- The "dementia village" that's redefining elder care | Yvonne van Amerongen
- An unexpected tool for understanding inequality: abstract math | Eugenia Cheng
- The most powerful woman you've never heard of | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison
- How we can store digital data in DNA | Dina Zielinski
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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