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Philosophers from Poverty

December 19, 2014 by

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I strongly encourage anyone with an interest in academic philosophy, and/or inequality issues to have a look at this discussion over at the Daily Nous.

What’s Wrong With Torture? Lots!

December 18, 2014 by

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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 […]

Grinworthy Quotes (4)

December 9, 2014 by

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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 […]

Philosophy Blogging Prize (Vote)

November 20, 2014 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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,…

CFA: Workshop on the Epistemic Dimension of Moral Responsibility

November 11, 2014 by

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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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