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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?
- More Dilbert magic - Argumentation
- Humbug! The skeptic's fieldguide to spotting fallacies in thinking
- Locke, John - Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Books 3 & 4)
- Rating Critical and Integrated thinking
- Richard Feynman on the nature of science
- Rene Descartes - The Later Years
- Science in the lead?
- We can't trust common sense but we can trust science
- When bad consequences are predicted but are permissible if a good consequence is intended.
- The Backfire Effect
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- 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?
- Montaigne Fled the Plague, and Found Himself
- Policing Is Doing What It Was Meant to Do. That’s the Problem.
- White America Wants Me to Conform. I Won’t Do It.
- News: August/September 2020
- How Do We Understand Each Other?
- What Colour Are Numbers?
- Paul Wood’s Cartoon
- Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Søren Kierkegaard by Clare Carlisle
- Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)
- The Battle for the Robot Soul
- Back to the Future
- Virtual Reality as a Catalyst for Thought
- The Singularity of the Human Hive Mind
- 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
- The Masks We Wear to Survive
- We Need to Do More Research on Honesty
- The U.S. Has an Empathy Deficit
- How to Be a Mystical Skeptic
- The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Changing Our Dreams
- How to Do Better for Your Middle School Student
- Why Pet Pigs Are More like Wolves Than Dogs
- Why Trump-Favoring Voters Ignored a Deadly Hurricane Warning
- How Do I Know I'm Not the Only Conscious Being in the Universe?
- Fighting Back against the Stigma of Addiction
- 3 secrets to Netflix's success | Reed Hastings
- How your personality shapes your politics | Dannagal G. Young
- Why I fight for climate justice | Xiye Bastida
- Secrets of the mind and free will -- revealed by magic tricks | Alice Pailhès
- What role does luck play in your life? | Barry Schwartz
- Why do we blame individuals for economic crises? | Liene Ozoliņa
- You shouldn't have to choose between filling your prescriptions and paying bills | Kiah Williams
- The psychology of inequality and political division | Keith Payne
- How to win an argument (at the US Supreme Court, or anywhere) | Neal Katyal
- A lesson in turning adversaries into allies | Leah Garcés
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There’s a big difference between science and pseudoscience. But if people don’t understand how science works in the first place, it’s very easy for them to fall for the pseudoscience. Source: What exactly is the scientific method and why do … Continue reading
Four 1500m runners in the T13 class at the Paralympics all ran faster in their final than the time that won American Matthew Centrowitz the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio last month. Source: Paralympics Rio 2016: 1500m … Continue reading
Hold on to your modus ponens; we’re getting serious about precision. Logic works in a surprising range of places, from the law to your smart phone. It’s all about propositions and connectives—if you infer validly you should end up with … Continue reading
Assuring users that the company’s entire team of engineers was working hard to make sure a glitch like this never happens again, Facebook executives confirmed during a press conference Tuesday that a horrible accident last night involving the website’s algorithm … Continue reading
If philosophy is to stay relevant, it must bridge the gap between feeling, thought and reason. Few would disagree with two age-old truisms: We should strive to shape our lives with reason, and a central prerequisite for the good life … Continue reading
Want to improve NAPLAN scores? Teach children philosophy Latest figures show that student scores in reading, writing, language and numeracy have failed to improve despite schools receiving record funding over the past few years. The National Assessment Program – Literacy … Continue reading
Dan Ariely — One of the most significant of TED talks for understanding how we think.
NATURE REVIEWS | NEUROSCIENCE Abstract: For several decades, myths about the brain — neuromyths — have persisted in schools and colleges, often being used to justify ineffective approaches to teaching. Many of these myths are biased distortions of scientific fact. … Continue reading
The Philosopher’s Zone – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Free will is on the run. Bit by scientific bit, the belief that we might actually command our own domain is in retreat. But all is not lost, according to … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The Conversation Contrast this with homeopathy, a field that has generated no discernible growth in knowledge or practice. While the use of modern scientific language may make it sound more impressive, there is no corresponding increase in knowledge … Continue reading
Is scientific progress outpacing progress in areas such as ethics and politics? What does progress in these areas look like?
Plato advocating for the Forms, Aristotle for the world. Add in the word ‘basketball’, and you cannot unsee it.
Peter Ellerton, The Conversation What’s particularly disturbing about current science education at the primary, secondary and tertiary level is the almost complete lack of explicit consideration of what I’ve referred to as the “nature of science”. Not only are many … Continue reading
Alex Rosenburg, The Stone. It is often said that we can never truly know the minds of others, because we can’t “get inside their heads.” Our ability to know our own minds, though, is rarely called into question. It is … Continue reading
Can you prove you have free will?