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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?
- The Truth Wears Off
- Ethical Theory for absolute beginners
- The quest for Renassaince Man
- Hidden Premise
- Ask the Philosopher column in The Australian
- Rene Descartes - The Later Years
- Tips on Writing a Philosophy Paper/Essay
- Logic: if + then = why? How can we understand the power of logic?
- The Mind Body Problem
- Climate Change: science & responsibility
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- Anti-social media
- Science, misinformation and dissent
- Refugees and moral obligation
- Philosophy in a nutshell pt 6: Becoming a woman
- Philosophy in a nutshell pt 5: Ubuntu
- 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
- Teaching Racial Justice Isn’t Racial Justice
- 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
- Don’t Fear Dying. Fear Violence.
- We Need a Monument to the Unknown America
- Should We Cancel Aristotle?
- Was This Ancient Taoist the First Philosopher of Disability?
- 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
- Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder
- The Psychology of Giving Thanks
- Are Toxic Political Conversations Changing How We Feel about Objective Truth?
- Do Wine over Those Brussels Sprouts
- The Search for Social Identity Leads to "Us" versus "Them"
- How Misinformation Spreads--and Why We Trust It
- The Surprising Mental Toll of COVID
- Scale Up Tutoring to Combat COVID Learning Loss for Disadvantaged Students
- People Drawn to Conspiracy Theories Share a Cluster of Psychological Features
- Yoga May Bolster the Brain Regions Most Affected by Aging
- How COVID-19 human challenge trials work -- and why I volunteered | Sophie Rose
- Could we treat spinal cord injuries with asparagus? | Andrew Pelling
- How quinoa can help combat hunger and malnutrition | Cedric Habiyaremye
- A playful exploration of gender performance | Jo Michael Rezes
- What happens after we develop a COVID-19 vaccine? | Johanna Benesty
- The mood-boosting power of crying | Kathy Mendias
- A magical mantra for nurturing a blissful life | JayaShri Maathaa
- How the new generation of Latinx voters could change US elections | María Teresa Kumar
- To future generations of women, you are the roots of change | Gloria Steinem
- How to be fearless in the face of authoritarianism | Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
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Category Archives: PowerPoints, Video and other Media
IPAL conference (pptx)
Il confronto tra i due pensatori a proposito della teoria della conoscenza. Percorso per una classe prima del triennio superiore (16 – 17 anni) del liceo classico. Aristotele e Platone (ppt) (Uploaded by Anna Caterina Cabino.)
Scientific literacy. QSA Science (pptx)
Nature of Science Presentation (pptx)
The changing Climate of Skepticism The Changing Climate of Skepticism (ppt)
This episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast focuses on Aristotle’s Ethics. In conversation with Nigel Warburton, Terence Irwin of Oxford University explains the key features of this influential work. Terence Irwin (mp3)
Jean-Paul Sartre’s notion of Bad Faith lies at the core of his existentialist classic Being and Nothingness. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Sebastian Gardner explains what Sartre meant by Bad Faith. Sebastian Gardner on Sartre on Bad … Continue reading
From Philosophy Bites. Philosophy of Science. Nice piece and quite short. David Papineau on Scientific Realism (mp3)
Accompanying slides, so stop stalking 🙂 Skeptics presentation (ppt)
Philosophers have been fascinated by paradoxes since ancient times. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Nigel Warburton interviews Peter Cave about paradoxes and their relevance to philosophy. Peter Cave on Paradoxes (mp3)
Radio National Philosopher’s ZOne interview with Peter Ellerton about teaching philosophy in schools. pze-20080105 – Ellerton interview (mp3)
Philosophy began in earnest with Socrates. He asked impertinent questions. In this interview with M.M. McCabe, Philosophy Bites explores the nature of Socratic Method and Socrates’ claim that the unexamined life is not worth living. Pocast from Philosophy Bites. M.M. … Continue reading
Brilliant clip of how to design a survey to get the result you want. Bias, social, critical thinking. Yes Minister Survey (wmv)
Slides from a presentation on science, pseudoscience and critical thinking. Includes 10 signs useful in sorting pseudoscience from the real deal. A Wolf in Sheep’s Labcoat (ppt) (Uploaded by Mike McRae.)
A special episode of The TANK Vodcast – interviews with Dr Jeff Malpas, Dr Stephan Millett and Dr Alan Tapper, members of FAPSA, by Kylie Sturgess. [NOTE: no accompanying file.] (Uploaded by Kylie Sturgess.)
Classic Python scene. Great for deductive logic, analogy, fallacies of reasoning. Mp4 format – good for ipods. About 4 minutes and 25 Mb. witch (mp4)
Brilliant clip showing the strawman fallacy, false dichotomy and the difference between direct and indirect argument. Only a minute or so long. wmv file. Direct-indirect (wmv)
Series by Lawrence M Hinman EthicalEgoism (ppt)
Series by Lawrence M Hinman Relativism (ppt)
Series by Lawrence M Hinman Religion and Ethics (ppt)