What’s Wrong With Torture? Lots!

December 18, 2014
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There was an excellent post (and comment thread) over at PEA Soup on torture (see the original post and the excellent discussion thereafter here). I have copied and pasted the original post here, though I highly recommend visiting the original post to read the ensuing discussion in the comment thread. Given the recently released torture […]

Posted in: Ethics, Punishment

Grinworthy Quotes (4)

December 9, 2014
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I apologize for taking so long to post another one of these. Here is Nicholas of Cusa (a.k.a. Cusano, a.k.a. Nikolaus von Kues) (1401–1464) on the primacy of intelligent people from De Concordantia Catholica. (This was quoted in Paul Sigmund’s Nicholas of Cusa and Medieval Political Thought, Harvard University Press, 1963, p. 132).   Almighty […]

CFP: University of Calgary’s 4th Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

November 28, 2014
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University of Calgary's 4th Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference Theme: Philosophy of Science Friday, March 13th and Saturday March 14th, 2015. Keynote speakers: John Norton (Pittsburgh) and C. Kenneth Waters (Calgary) The conference theme is 'Philosophy of Science'. This theme was chosen to follow the successful Calgary Summit of Philosophers of Science held in September, […]

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Philosophy Blogging Prize (Vote)

November 20, 2014
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There is an annual philosophy blogging prize given out by 3 Quarks Daily which is judged by philosopher Huw Price At #8 is a post from ‘A Philosopher’s Take’. You can find the post here and you can vote here. I have read about 20 of the nominated posts and all of them are worth […]

University of Calgary: 5th ranked Philosophy Program in Canada (according the the new PGR)

November 17, 2014
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Some preliminary results from the PGR are in and the University of Calgary is now recognized as a top 5 program in Philosophy in all of Canada (See Brian Leiter’s recent blog post claiming this here). We recently hired Ken Waters (Philosophy of Science/Biology) and with some great work being done by our younger philosophers […]

Free Will Funnies

November 11, 2014
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Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
I can’t resist a good free will cartoon. This one, courtesty of reader jsp, comes from FoxTrot Classics, by Bill Amend: ? The problem, of course, is that the “preordination” comes not from God, but from the laws of physics. Still, I can predict from those laws that yes,…

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CFA: Workshop on the Epistemic Dimension of Moral Responsibility

November 11, 2014
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This looks to be an excellent workshop! I will be submitting an abstract. Find the Workshop info here. For a summary of the workshop see below. Workshop 2015 Responsibility – The Epistemic Dimension II When: May 12-13 2015 Where: VU University Amsterdam It is generally agreed that moral responsibility has an epistemic dimension. Moral responsibility and […]

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