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

November 28, 2014


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, […]

Philosophy Blogging Prize (Vote)

November 20, 2014


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


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


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,…

CFA: Workshop on the Epistemic Dimension of Moral Responsibility

November 11, 2014


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 […]

Helen De Cruz and the Ethics of Self-Promotion Through Bragging

November 5, 2014


In a very interesting post over at the Philosopher’s Cocoon Helen De Cruz considers a forthcoming paper by Mark Alfano and Brian Robinson where they define bragging as a special form of assertion where the bragger “aims to impress her audience with something about herself by asserting something about herself”. She then takes issue with this […]

Essays and Opinions on Free Will (SLATE)

November 5, 2014


Slate Magazine has recently produced an extremely accessible series of essays on Free Will, you can find them here. The authors include philosophers Alfred Mele, Thomas Nadelhoffer, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Robin Collins, Kathleen Vohs, Robert Kane and Derk Pereboom. The series was funded by the John Templeton Foundation, but, for reasons mentioned by Mele in a recent […]


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