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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 […]

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

November 5, 2014 by

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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 by

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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 […]

Philosophical Sci-Fi Compilation

November 5, 2014 by

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Eric Schwitzgebel, who runs a very nice blog (The Splintered Mind),  has compiled and posted a list of about 360 sci-fi movies, novels, and short stories recommendations by 34 philosophers. This excellent compilation can be found here.  In his own words: “I have compiled two mega-lists, organized differently. One mega-list is organized by contributor, so […]

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