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- 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?
- Artificial Intelligence
- Nietzsche, Friedrich - Beyond Good and Evil
- The Coherentist's Nightmare
- Hume, David - A Treatise on Human Nature
- Humbug! The skeptic's fieldguide to spotting fallacies in thinking
- Philosophy of Religion - Teleological Argument
- Valid Arguments, Tautologies and Formal Fallacies (deductive logic)
- Consciousness - science tackles the self (pdf)
- Fallacies of Reasoning booklet
- Calvin & Hobbes - Ethics
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Category Archives: Web links
The Principle of Sufficient Reason
Form the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy “The Principle of Sufficient Reason is a powerful and controversial philosophical principle stipulating that everything must have a reason or cause. This simple demand for thoroughgoing intelligibility yields some of the boldest and most … Continue reading
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Who is ‘you’?
An exploration of what we might mean by ‘me’. First – Identity short film (very good for class discussion) Second Who am I? – very useful website as well.
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Are we individual or social creatures?
How does the concept of individuality affect politics? Commentary from The Stone New York Times. Here’s a pdf Evolution and the American Myth of the Individual – NYTimes.com
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Another resource for Fallacies of Reasoning
Great resource and very accessible to students.
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Interesting site, interestingly organised. Screen shot below. http://philosophyideas.com/
Philosophical Health Check
This is a fabulous online interactive to see how coherent your beliefs and values are as a whole (tpm online) Check your [philosophical]Tension Quotient! To take the philosophical health check (PHC), go through the statements below, selecting for each one … Continue reading
Philosophy of Religion website
A wonderfully organised overview of the classic philosophy of religion issues, arguments and problems. http://www.philosophyofreligion.info/
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Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools. http://vaps.vic.edu.au/
Ask the Philosopher column in The Australian
Tim writes the “Ask the Philosopher” column in The Weekend Australian, which offers a philosophical take on politics, society and public policy. From his website: http://www.soutphommasane.com.au/home http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/columnists/tim-soutphommasane (Uploaded by Katherine Cheng.)
Neuroscience for kids
Found this American site via Scientific American Mind’s website. Created by Eric Chudler, Ph.D, A neuroscientist (Research Associate Professor) and Director of Education and Outreach at University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials in Seattle, Washington. There is a POETRY COMPETITION for … Continue reading
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UNESCO’s Philosophy Portal
http://www.unesco.org/new/index.php?id=19176&L=0 (Uploaded by Katherine Cheng.)
Portal: Mind and brain
On wikipedia. Lots of content and links to other sites. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Mind_and_Brain (Uploaded by Katherine Cheng.)
Oxymoron, paradox This is the website, and also the title of a book I once found and enjoy dipping into. It is a collection of oxymorons from history, literature and politics. Examples: Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world … Continue reading
A place where you can practice your argument analysis – simple and effective. http://www.badarguments.org/ba/
International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge essay titles
From the ‘UK’s largest coursework library’ apparently… https://pactiss.org/resources/web-links/international-baccalaureate-theory-of-knowledge-essay-titles
Humbug! The skeptic’s fieldguide to spotting fallacies in thinking
This is the eBook edition of a text on fallacies. http://www.scribd.com/doc/8009498/HUMBUG-eBook-by-Jef-Clark-and-Theo-Clark (Uploaded by Theo Clark.)
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Peter Singer Full Text Articles (Ethics)
A clearing house provided by Singer which contains full-text versions of articles written by him on a wide variety of topics pertaining to ethics. A useful resource if you’d like your students to engage first-hand with the writings of one … Continue reading
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Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight
Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions motion, speech, self-awareness shut down one by one. An astonishing story. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html (Uploaded by David Shapland.)
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Skeptics on Skeptical Thinking – ABC’s All In the Mind Transcript And mp3
Nobody likes being told their most cherished beliefs are based on myth and misconception. But the global skeptics movement does just that. In the classroom and beyond, All in the Mind excavates the nature of the skeptical enquiry with magician … Continue reading
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Vilayanur Ramachandran: A journey to the center of your mind
Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/vilayanur_ramachandran_on_your_mind.html (Uploaded by David Shapland.)
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