Where science meets art. The only necessary and sufficient book store in Melbourne.
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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?
- A Useful Introduction to Critical Thinking Skills
- Science in the lead?
- Zen in the modern age
- Reasons for Reason
- Brain science and the search for the self
- Philosophy of Religion booklet
- Nietzsche, Friedrich - Beyond Good and Evil
- Documenting the media migration to separate corners
- Why You Don’t Know Your Own Mind
- Danger in toxic discourse
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- What Kind of Problem Is Climate Change?
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- The Beauty of the Ordinary
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- Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, & the Return of the Far Right by Ronald Beiner
- News: October/November 2019
- Schopenhauer’s Flight of the Valkyries
- Shelley Matheis’ Cartoon
- Goading Gladiators
- Michel Serres (1930-2019)
- The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci
- Conceptual Origami
- Philosophical Outlook & Mental Well-Being
- A New Way to Think about Mental Illness
- The Greatest Unknown Intellectual of the 19th Century
- Western Individualism Arose from Incest Taboo
- Corruption Is Contagious
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- We All Need to Be Educated about Suicide Prevention
- Familiar Tunes Rapidly Jog the Brain
- New Alzheimer's Therapy Approved in China, Delivering a Surprise but Raising Questions
- Why Negative Emotions Aren't All Bad
- How Research on Working Memory Can Improve Your Romantic Relationship
- How India's local recyclers could solve plastic pollution | Mani Vajipey
- Hope and justice for women who've survived ISIS | Rabiaa El Garani
- A historical musical that examines black identity in the 1901 World's Fair | Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin
- Urban architecture inspired by mountains, clouds and volcanoes | Ma Yansong
- What obligation do social media platforms have to the greater good? | Eli Pariser
- Our immigration conversation is broken -- here's how to have a better one | Paul A. Kramer
- What happens to people in solitary confinement | Laura Rovner
- The Amazon belongs to humanity -- let's protect it together | Tashka and Laura Yawanawá
- What open water swimming taught me about resilience | Bhakti Sharma
- The business case for working with your toughest critics | Bob Langert
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Tag Archives: Peter Ellerton
There are at least 250,000 words in the English language. English – or any language – could never hold enough expression to convey the entirety of the human experience
Obviously simplistic, but ripe for comment!
What’s logic got to do with it? – Some of the greatest flashes of scientific inspiration were sparked by utterly illogical thinking.
POPULAR belief has it that science is the preserve of logical Mr Spocks. A great scientific discovery must surely spring from a series of logical steps, each taken coolly and calmly, in the rational order. But take some time to … Continue reading
Often misunderstandings about evolution are really misunderstandings about how science operates. This document deals with both rather nicely. Philosophy of Science. From the Skeptics Society. Top Ten Evolution Myths (pdf)
We may not be able to persuade people that astrology and graphology are nonsense, but psychology, with the help of a showman, reveals why they are so popular. The Barnum effect. Psychology and critical thinking. Hooked on horoscopes (pdf)
A beautiful analogy between science and chess.
We know that we are aware of ourselves. But we don’t know how. And we are not even sure why. The answers may lie in the physical processes of consciousness 01 April 1989 by SUSAN BLACKMORE New Scientists Magazine issue … Continue reading
Scientific American – 15 answers to creationist nonsense. Includes evolution, as you would expect. From Scientific American. 15 Answers to Creationst Nonsense (pdf)